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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2;30 p.m. 



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January 13, 1976 



DOCUMENTS 

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COMMISSIONERS 
H. We It on Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 
Flora G. Douglass 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Ketch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 

GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order; 
Present : 



2;30 p.m. 

Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 
Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey, Flora G. 
Douglass 



The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held December 9 , 
1975 and special meeting of the Commission held December 17, 1975, 
were approved. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



75-0521 W 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
December 2 3, 1975s 

Setting Tuesday, January 13, 1976, at 2:30 p.m. 
for public hearing to consider revision of the 
schedules of rates to be charged by the San 
Francisco T «7ater Department 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 



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75-0523 M 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission 
on December 23, 1975 ; 

Declaring emergency for repair of damaged parts 
of Jet Valve Mo. 1 in Cherry Valley Dam Valve 
House, Hetch Hetchy Project - Authorizing leaks 
be located and repaired, and requesting 
Controller to transfer $5,000 in existing funds 
to provide for said work. 

Vote; Ayes-Fiynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
Commission ratified tne following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
December 23, 19 75; 

Approving lease of property at 1750 Army Street 
for $2500 per month, for a 6-month period 
commencing January 1, 1976, for storage of 
Municipal Railway trolley coaches.- Approving 
supplemental appropriation in amount $15,000 to 
provide funding for said rental. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
December 23, 1975; 



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75-0524 M Setting Tuesday, January 27, 1976, at ] :20 p.m. 

for public hearing to consider establishment 
on a permanent basis the Municipal Railway 
reduced fares for handicapped persons. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission 
on December 23, 1975; 

75-0525 M Approving travel for Municipal Railway personnel 

to inspect trolley coaches manufactured at 
.Jinnipeg, Manitoba, plant of Flyer Industries, 
MR Contract Wo. 60 8 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
December 23, 1975; 

75-0526 GO Authorizing appointment of Shughart, Thomson & 

Kilroy, attorneys at law, Kansas City, Missouri, 
as special counsel to assist the City Attorney 
in connection with prosecution of antitrust tire 
conspiracy action "CCSF v. Goodyear Tire and 
Rubber Company , et al 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
December 23, 19 75: 

75-0527 W Authorizing bid call for WD Contract No. 169 4 - 

Cement mortar line to the Merced Manor 20-inch 
feeder main - Sloat 3oulevard and 4 4th Avenue 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
December 24, 1975 : 

75-052 8 M Approving Municipal Railway request for the third 

$250,000 increment of the original $1,538,863 
emergency supplemental appropriation requested 
to provide funds for required Municipal Railway 
motor coach maintenance. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
January 8, 1976: 

76-0001 ri Award of HH Contract Wo. 528 - amount of $567,913, 

Herrero Brothers, Inc., of San Francisco - 
Construction of Laguna Honda and Judah Substation 
buildings and installation of equipment - Power 
Improvement Program. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
January 8, 1976: 

76-0002 M Setting Tuesday, January 27, 1976, at 2:30 p.m., 

as the date for public hearing to consider: 

(1) The acquisition of 35 articulated diesel 
motor coaches for the Municipal Railway 
and related matters, and 

(2) The application of the new fleet colors 
and graphics to 375 motor coaches to 
bring them into conformance with all 
new vehicle acquisitions. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

Commissioner Byrne was excused at 3:30 p.m. 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-000 3 W Approving revised Schedules of Rates to be 

charged by San Francisco Water Department for 
water service systemwide. effective July 1, 19 76 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey- Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0004 H Bid Call - Contract No. 531 - Construction of 

Market Street Subway electrification system, 
Duboce Junction to Eureka Station - Power Improve- 
ment Program 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0005 K Award of HH Contract Wo. 511R - Amount, $700,000 

Granite Construction Company of Santa Cruz - 
Clean and line 105,606 linear feet of pipe, 
San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Herman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0006 H Approving excess Modification Wo. i, amount, 

$15,552 - HH Contract Wo. 521 - Construction of 
Market Street Subway electrification system - 
(Embarcadero Station to Duboce Portal) - To 
install new traction power conduit through the 
Van Wess Station 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-000 7 H Approving excess Modification Wo. 1, amount of 

$10,000 - HH Contract Wo. 522 - Installation of 
electrical equipment in Civic Center, Church and 
Downtown Substations - To provide for alterations 
not included in the original contract 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0008 H Allowing contractor R, Flatland Company to add 

the Bay Boring Company, Inc. of Fd.chmond as 
subcontractor for jacking the steel casing 
across Van Wess Avenue - HH Contract Wo. 525 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

on motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0009 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal 

for construction of new street lighting system 
on Bayshore Boulevard from Costa Street to 
County Line. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman., Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0010 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal 

for construction of new street lighting system 
on Crossover Drive and Park Presidio Bypass. 



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Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0011 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal 

for construction of new street lighting system 
on Fillmore Street, Sutter to Turk Street, and 
on Sutter Street, Divisadero to Van Ness Avenue 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, 3erman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0012 H Authorizing settlement of litigated claim of 

Beatrice Colvin v. CCSF and Rosendin Electric 
Company, Superior Court No. 669,650 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0013 H Supplemental appropriation - Amount $54,699 - 

To provide $27,320 for increased cost of Hetch 
Hetchy's excess liability insurance and $27,379 
for second and final installment of real estate 
taxes for fiscal year 1975-76 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Derman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0014 H Approving collection of Bureau of Light, Heat & 

Power damage claims - Month of October 1975, 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0015 H Approving collection of Bureau of Light, Heat & 

Power damage claims - Month of November 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0016 H Award of HH Contract No. 497 - Amount, $109, 590. G< 

Abbett Electric Corporation of San Francisco - 
Construction of underground duct system in 
Church Street, 30th to 22nd Streets 



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Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by 3emian, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

76-0017 H Bid Call - HH Contract Wo. 526 - Construction 

of underground duct system in McAllister 
Street, from Divisadero to Leavenworth Street. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Herman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0018 H Supplemental appropriation - $43,000 - provide 

additional funds for the rehabilitation of the 
Moccasin Administration Building central 
heating system. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0019 W Bid Call - WD Contract Ho. 1695 - Laying of 

ductile iron main in vJashington , Filbert and 
Leavenworth Streets 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-002 W Bid Call - WD Contract No. 1697 - Laying of 

ductile iron main in Filbert Street, between 
Gough and Scott Streets 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0021 W Award of r JD Contract No. 1636 - Amount $101,345.00 

Bepco, Inc. of Oakland - Excavation and repaving 
for water service trenches. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7C-0022 W Award of WD Contract No. 1698 - Ilet amount of 

$46,515.00 - Underground Construction Company of 
San Leandro - Laying of ductile iron main in 
Sutter Street between Larkin and Jones Streets 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-002 3 W Completion of WD Contract Wo. 1683 - Excavation 

and repaving for water service tranches - 
$1,908.75 - credit r.odif ication - Lowrie Paving 
Co. , Inc. , Contractor 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0024 W Supplemental appropriation - $224,007 - Provide 

$29,59 8 for increased cost of Water Department's 
excess liability insurance and $194,409 for 
second and final installment of real estate 
taxes for fiscal year 1975-76 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0025 W Supplemental appropriation - $3 ? 712 - Required 

for salary adjustment for four miscellaneous 
positions, for the period 7/1/75 - 6/30/76 

Vcte: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 026 W Approving write-off of uncollectible accounts 

receivable more than 90 days peist due - Month 
of October 19 75 - Water Department 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0027 W Settlement of litigated claim of City (San 

Francisco Water Department) vs. Roy Kruse , et al, 
Alameda ilunicipal Court, Livermore No. C-16 75 
and dismissal of litigation. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-002 8 W Approving collection of Water Department claims 

for damages against miscellaneous debtors - 
Month of December 19 75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0029 W Execution of 2.2 7 acre Water Department right 

of way lease with Kollreal, a General Partner- 
ship for purposes of parking, landscaping, 
ingress and egress to adjacent buildings, and a 
bicycle path in Santa Clara County - Term: 15 yrs 
Monthly rental, $2 70.00 subject to adjustment 
every 5 years per Consumer Price Index. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0030 W Setting Tuesday, February 10, 1976, at 2:30 p.m. 

for public hearing re liens and special 
assessments on properties for unpaid water 
service charges in excess of one hundred dollars. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0031 M Rejecting as being non- responsive the single bid 

proposal received for MR Contract No. 627 for 
purchase of 25 small transit type diesel coaches 
Directing revisions of specifications for 
readvertising . 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0032 M Completion of MR Contract No. 612 - Furnishing 

and delivery of 100 diesel motor coaches - 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0033 M Authorizing the restoration of electric trolley 

coach service in pface of motor coach service 
on "Owl" runs on Route 5 Fulton (McAllister) 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-00 34 M Supplemental appropriation - $9 37 - Pay five 

C.E.T.A. funded positions the difference between 
the maximum federal participation and current 
City Civil Service pay rates. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-00 35 M Supplemental appropriation - $42.00 - Provide 

funds for payment of compensation adjustment to 
miscellaneous per diem employee classification 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-00 35 M Supplemental appropriation - $600,000 - Provide 

additional funds for materials and supplies for 
the Municipal Railway 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, 3erman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0037 M Approving compromises and collections of 

Municipal Railway damage claims against 
miscellaneous debtors - Month of November 19 75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, 3erman, Carey. Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0038 M Approving payment of claims - Municipal Railway ■ 

Month of November 1975 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-00 39 M Approving dismissal of cross-complaint by City 

on behalf of the Municipal Railway against 
Stein, Spotorno and the Hertz Company - 
Amount, $27,864.62 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0040 M Approving travel expense voucher - $1,803.55 - 

Expenses for Deputy City Attorney incurred on 
behalf of witnesses E. L. and Edith Cooksey 
Manchester, England - Attendance at trial of 
Dwight M. Plyler v. CCSF (Municipal Railway) 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Herman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0041 M Approving travel expense voucher - $541.64 - 

Expenses, Employment Contract Compliance 
Officer incurred attending Urban Mass 
Transportation Administration seminar - Washing- 
ton, D.C., October 23-31, 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0042 M Requesting immediate filling of vacated positions 

9182 Transportation Assistant Superintendent, 
Municipal Transit System. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-004 3 M Approving Municipal Railway grant application - 

Aid funds available under National Mass 
Transportation Assistance Act for the fiscal 
year 1975-77 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0001-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway - $121,417.12 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



Commission President Flynn announced that the regular meeting of 
Tuesday, December 23, 1975, was canceled because of lack of a quorum. 



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The Commission then voted on ratification of resolutions approved by 
telephone vote of the Commission prior to the meeting of January 13, 
1976. (Resolutions No. 75-0521 through 76-0002.) 



Special Order of Business - 2;30 p.m. 

PUBLIC HEARING to consider the revision of the schedules of rates 

to be charged by the San Francisco Water Department. 

Secretary Thomas G. Flynn stated that pursuant to City Charter 
provisions, notice of the public hearing was published in the 
official newspaper of the City for five days (December 2 3 through 
27, 1975) , the last publication date being not less than ten days 
before the meeting date. 

John D. Crowley, Public Utilities General Manager, stated that the 
San Francisco Water Department must increase rates and charges by a 
uniform increase of 15 percent based on meter readings on or after 
July 1, 1976, to ensure availability of sufficient funds to finance 
essential expenditures during the fiscal year 1976-77. 

In 1971 Brown and Caldwell, Consulting Engineers, were requested to 
develop a five-year Revenue Requirement study to carry through 
fiscal year 1976-77. The study indicated in January, 1973, a 17.4 
percent increase would be required. This was postponed until July, 
19 74, at which time it was passed by the Public Utilities Commission- 
However, this was rejected by the Board of Supervisors who requested 
an increase of 14.5 percent inside San Francisco and 20.5% for 
suburban users. On adoption of the differential rates by the PUC and 
approval by the Board of Supervisors in August, 1974, date of 
commencement was delayed due to a challenge of the disparity and a 
law suit being filed by customers in San Mateo and Santa Clara 
counties to prevent increasing rates in other than a uniform manner. 
(Presently under preliminary injunction granted in U.S. District Court 
and now being appealed by the City to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of 
Appeals.) In November, 19 74, approval of the 17.4 percent uniform 
increase was received from the Board of Supervisors, effective in 
nid-January , 1975. 

This resulted in approximately $2.5 million in lost revenues to the 
tfater Department due to the six and a half-month delay. 

Ir. Crowley said other factors leading to the present 15 percent rate 
.ncrease recommendation are: 

«. Transfer of $2.9 million of Water Department funds to the general 
fund of the City and County of San Francisco. (Presently 
impounded under preliminary injunction of the U.. S. District Court). 

.Shortfall of approximately $400,000 in anticipated water sales, 
fiscal year 1975-76. 

.Transfer of $1.5 million to Hetch Hetchy Project because of 
increasing operational cost and capital improvements chargeable 
to the Water Department. Major item is $.9 million to reline 
San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2. 



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.Increased operation and maintenance expenses for fiscal year 
1975-76 and 1976-77 of $2,876,000 over" the 1974 estimates of the 
Brown and Caldwell report. 

At Commissioner Carey's request, Utilities General Counsel William F. 
Bourne reported on the status of the legal proceedings. He said 
appeals by the City in the water case and a power case against the 
City re compliance with the Raker Act, have been consolidated in the 
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and briefing is nearly completed in both 
cases. These matters should soon be calendared for argument. 

Acting Water Department General Manager Kenneth R. Boyd presented 
a report of the revenue requirement and rate increase analysis 
prepared by the Water Department. He explained the need for a 15 
percent rate increase to prevent the utility from operating under a 
deficit budget requiring ad valorem tax support. 

He said the budget for 1976-77 is austere. Twelve permanent positions 
in the department are eliminated. Three non-controllable items in 
the operating budget — (1) Contractual services : postal, light-hear 
and power, telephones, transportation to assignments. (2) Materials 
and supplies. (3) Fixed charges; insurance, taxes — would cause an 
increase of 4.4 percent over last year, but the elimination of 
positions and other pruning results in a net increase of 3.5 percent. 
The over-all budget is increased 4.8 percent, of which nearly 3 percent 
is attributable to the same non-controllable increases. 

The proposed rate increase would leave only $1,276,543 in unappro- 
priated reserve, which account is necessary to meet emergencies, and 
other unexpected expenditures, provide for payment of settled claims, 
and to draw upon in the event anticipated water sales are lower than 
expected. 

Mr. Crowley stated that the new rate, if approved by tb'v Board of 
Supervisors, will add 48 cents a month to the average home owner's 
water bill — the equivalent of about 1.6 cents a day. The average 
home owner now pays $3.22 a month - and will pry $3.70. 

He pointed out that the increased revenue will not overcome the 
financial shortages which from 19 71-72 through 1975-76 have resulted 
in needed capital improvements. Revenue requirements for the 1977-78 
fiscal year will have to be reviewed before the end of 1977. 

Discussion by the Commissioners followed and they questioned Mr. Boyd 
about various curtailments in the proposed budget. 

Commissioner Carey suggested that the Department investigate the 
possibility of a special rate concession for certain minimal users 
such as senior citizen property owners. 

With reference to the 12 positions eliminated, Commissioner Berman 
asked that Commissioners be provided with a report from the Department 
as to possible future reductions through retirement, attrition, etc. 
in the next fiscal year based on past year percentages. 

Commissioner Flynn then opened the meeting to speakers in the audience. 

Warren J. Mitcnell, President of the San Francisco Water Users 
Association, City Hall, Redwood City, speaking for the Bay Area Water 
Users Association, said that organization at its last Friday meetina 



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unanimously endorsed the rate increase proposed by the San Francisco 
Water Department. He qualified the approval, however, by stating 
they do not like the idea of transferring operational monies going to 
the Hetch Hetchy Project to the City general fund. He stated the 
operational expenses item of $1.5 million directed to the Hetch 
Hetchy Project appeared greater than the Brown and Caldwell report 
figures, and asked for an opportunity to review them with Hetchy 
staff. 

Oral L. Moore, Hetch Hetchy General Manager, explained that the major 
portion of the $1.5 million was for capital improvement — San Joaquin 
pipeline re lining, which had not been calculated at the time Brown 
and Caldwell prepared the report. This is a non-recurring item. 
The balance is primarily due to inflation — equipment replacement 
expenditures have been deferred during the past three years and the 
Brown and Caldwell cost projects are not adequate for the inflated 
costs of today. 

Col. Robert L. Rhea, manager of the Wes thorough City Water District, 
50 Condon Court, San Mateo. Regarding the $2.9 million of Water 
Department funds presently impounded under preliminary injunction, 
Mr. Rhea asked what this money would be used for, if it should go 
to the Water Department when released. He felt not all should be 
expended for City maintenance, that some should be used for projects 
which would help Peninsula users. 

Mr. Boyd said this would be used to maintain the low rates,, better 
service, and unfunded capital improvement program. The Water 
Department is presently $8 million behind in its improvement program 
to update to the proper level. He pointed out that Alameca nd 
Peninsula county users are well served by capital improvement 
expenditures from Water Department bond funds. 

On motion of Commissioner Herman, seconded by Commissioner Douglass, 
the Commission adopted Resolution Wo. 76-000 3 approving ^he revised 
schedules of rates and charges, reflecting the 15 percent increase 
systemwide. Votes Ayes-Flynn - Berman, Carey, Douglass. P.hsent- 
Byrne. (Commissioner Byrne had been excused at 3:30 p.m. due to an 
emergency call. 



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The public hearing previously scheduled for today to consider budget 
proposals for fiscal year 19 76-77 of all departments under 
the jurisdiction of the PUC was postponed and rescheduled for 
Tuesday, January 27, 1976, at 2 s 30 p.m. Proper notice of this 
postponement were circulated on January 3, 1976. 



Water Department calendar item No. 10 — authorizing settlement of 
claim of LFE Control System Industries, Inc., contractor, against 
the City — was taken off calendar at the request of the department, 



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Resolution No. 76-00 31 — rejecting as being non-responsive the single 
bid proposal received for MR Contract No. 627 to purchase 25 small 
transit-type diesel coaches. 

The bid listed over 25 deviations from the contract specifications; 
also the price of $59,582 per coach was excessive in view of the 
small size of the coach. (The department's estimated cost was 
between $50,000 and $55,000 per vehicle.) 

Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, said the Railway 
will revise the specifications in a manner that will permit obtain- 
ing wider response from coach manufacturers by making the specifica- 
tions less restrictive and purchasing smaller lighter coaches. It is 
also intended that the specifications include provisions for the 
elderly and handicapped. 



During discussion on Resolution No. 76-00 31 — approving Municipal 
Railway supplemental appropriation amount $600,000 for materials 
and supplies--Iir. Green stated he had prepared a statement of the 
anticipated Municipal Railway income and outgo for the remainder of 
the fiscal year to indicate where there may be future supplemental 
appropriation requests during the next six months. 

Commissioner Flynn directed that this information be forwarded 

to the Commissioners, through the General Manager of Public Utilities, 

for perusal and future discussion. 



Communications 



None 



Roll Call: 



Commenting on the Municipal Railway monthly report, Commissioner Flynn 
asked that this report include revenue collected for the month, and 
a comparative figure on a monthly basis. Also, year-to-date revenue 
comparison. Also, the number of runs missed as opposed to the 
previous months. 



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Commissioner Carey noted that there were no speakers from San 
Francisco civic groups, nor individual property owners, at the Water 
Department rate hearing. He asked that the feasibility of holding 
evening hearings on these rate matters in the future be explored. 



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Mr. Rhea of Westborough Water District suggested the possibility of 
including advance notice of such rate increase intentions and hearing 
dates in the monthly water bills distributed to users. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED, 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 2 82, City Hall 
2:30 p.m. 



January 27, 19 76 



COMMISSIONERS 
H. Welton Flynn , President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Kenry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 
Flora G. Douglass 



DuCU&SENTS 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 

GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. iyrne, 

Henry E. jorman, Dennis V. Carey, Flora G.Douglass 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held January 13, 
19 76, were approved. 

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS: Election of Officers for the year 1976 

Commissioner Byrne nominated Commissioner Flynn for President. The 
nomination was seconded by Commissioner Flynn. Commissioner Carey 
nominated Commissioner Berman, which was seconded by Commissioner 
Douglass. 

On roll call on Commissioner Berman 's nomination, Commissioners Flynn 
and Byrne voted "no"; Commissioners Berman, Carey, and Douglass voted 
"aye," electing Commissioner Berman President. 

Commissioner Douglass nominated Commissioner Carey for Vice President, 
which was seconded by Commissioner Carey. Commissioner Flynn 
nominated Commissioner Byrne, who declined the nomination. 

On roll call, Commissioners Flynn and Byrne voted "no"; Commissioners 
Berman, Carey, and Douglass voted "aye," electing Commissioner Carey 
Vice President. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 

NO. following resolution was adopted: 

76-0044 M Approving establishment on a permanent basis the 

Municipal Railway 5C discount fare for the 
handicapped; and approving said fare be honored 
during all hours for a six-month trial period. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0045 M Approving Municipal Railway supplemental appro- 

priation amount $87,895 to provide funds to 
cover the discount fare program for the handi- 
capped. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was approved as amended: 

76-0046 GO Adopting proposed Budget of $150,754,413 for the 

fiscal year 1976-77 of all Departments under the 
jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 



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Commissioner Byrne was excused at 6:30 p.m. 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-004 7 W Policy approval of the Recreational Development 

Plan for Peninsula Watershed Lands. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

Commissior President Be man was excused _at 7:05 p.m. whereupon 
Commission Vice President Carey "chaired" the remainder of the meet- 
ing. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-004 8 H Award of KH Contract Wo. 50 3 - Construction of 

underground duct system in Taraval Street and 
46th Avenue, from 20th Avenue to Vicente - 
Peter Kiewit Sons' Company - Amount, $246,200.00 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0049 H Approving excess Modification of Contract Mo. 521 

Amount, $8,503.67 - Market Street electrifica- 
tion - To provide for additional core drilling, 
concrete and pole guard work - Amelco Electric, 
Contractor 

Votes Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0050 H Completion of HH Contract No. 491 - Underground 

power facilities in Fillmore Street, Pine to 
Hayes - Credit modification, $31,847.56 - Abbett 
Electric Corporation, contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0051 Completion of HH Contract No. 510-R - Sandblasting 

and painting drum gates and cylinders and slide 
gate piping for O'Shaughnessy dam - Ross F. 
Porter, Quality Painting, contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0052 H Supplemental appropriation - $16,411 - Provide 

$5 31 for increased cost of automobile insurance 
fiscal year 1975-76 and $15,880 for increased 
cost of fire insurance. 

Votes Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-005 3 W Completion of WD Contract Wo. 16 72 - Laying 

Ductile iron pipe in Lafayette and Main Streets - 
Credit modification, $1,452.70 - M.G.M. Construc- 
tion Company, contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0054 W Supplemental appropriation - $8,292, - Provide 

$1,513 for increased cost of automobile insurance 
fiscal year 1975-76, and $6,779 for increased 
cost of fire insurance. 

Votes Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0055 W Approving write-off of uncollectible accounts 

- Water Department - Month of November 19 75 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0056 W Completion of WD Contract No. 1642 - Cutting in 

42" butterfly valve at Junipero Serra Boulevard 
and Holloway Avenue - Excess modification, 
$898.00 - Underground Construction Company, Inc., 
contractor. 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0057 M Approving structure, terms and conditions, and 

procedures of Filming Space or Use Permit 
governing filming activities to be undertaken at 
Municipal Railway installations and facilities. 



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Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0058 M Award of MR Contract No. 626 - Construction of 

switch track at Duboce Portal, Duboce Avenue and 
Church Street - Amount, $21,777.00 - M. Lummus , 
Inc. , of Richmond 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On. motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, ths 
following resolution was adopted i 

76-0059 M Bid call - MR Contract 620 - Construction of 

track and power facilities on the "K" Line, 
Ocean Avenue at Route 2 80 Overpass 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0060 M Authorizing execution of an encroachment permit 

from BART upon property at 3alboa Park Station 
for purpose of construction of the interface 
for the Muni Metro Rail Center transfer station 
under MR Contract Mo. 609. 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0061 M Supplemental appropriation - $102 - Adjust wage 

rates for one Class 735 8 Patternmaker, Municipal 
Railway 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0062 M Supplemental appropriation - $1,890 - Adjust 

wage rates for five Class 7355 Truck Drivers, 
Municipal Railway 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0063 M Supplemental appropriation - $18,62 8 - Salary 

adjustment for seven miscellaneous positions - 
Municipal Railway 



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Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

'6-0064 M Approving travel expense vouchers - $762.85 and 

$708.61 - two Municipal Railway employees trip 
to Winnipeg, Canada - Testing and inspection 
of new trolley coaches, Flyer Industries' plant 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

'6-0065 M Approving compromise settlements, collection of 

Municipal Railway claims for damages - $1,66 7.45 
and write off of uncollectible accounts receivable 
$404.05 - Month of December 19 75. 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

'6-0066 M Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway - Month of December 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

'6-0067 M Approving bid call for five-year transit 

advertising agreement, commencing July 1, 19 76 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

'6-0044-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway - Total amount $422,352.14 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Douglass 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Special Order of Business - 2:30 p.m. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS 

The calendar item was announced by Commission President Flynn. 
Commissioner Carey announced that Mayor George R. Moscone had 
requested the PUC postpone the election of president and vice 
president for thirty days until the meeting of February 24, 19 76. 
Commissioner Carey said that in the spirit of goodv/ill and coopera- 
tion with the new mayor he moved the elections be rescheduled for 
the meeting of Tuesday, February 24. Commissioner Douglass seconded. 

Commissioner Byrne, on discussion, asked Utilities General Counsel 
William F. Bourne whether this procedure would be in violation of 
City Charter provisions. 

Mr. Bourne advised that the Charter does not specifically speak to 
this; however, under the PUC's own rules of order the Commission 
would be required to hold the elections on this date. To suspend 
the rules of order would necessitate at least four votes of the 
Commission. To amend the rules would require posting of public 
notice prior to the rule amendment. 

Commission President Flynn stated that he had not been informed of 
Mayor Moscone' s request and that it would seem appropriate for the 
Mayor either to inform the Commission as a whole, its President, 
the General Manager of Public Utilities, or the Commission Secretary. 
Other Commissioners and the General Office had received no such 
request. Thereupon Commissioner Flynn ruled Commissioner Carey's 
motion out of order, and proceeded with the election. 

Commissioner Byrne nominated Commissioner Flynn for President. The 
nomination was seconded by Commissioner Flynn. 

Commissioner Carey nomianted Commissioner Berman, which was seconded 
by Commissioner Douglass. 

Commissioner Flynn called for roll call in the order of the last 
nomination first. On the nomination of Commissioner Berman for 
President, Commissioners Flynn and Byrne voted "no"; Commissioner 
Berman abstained; Commissioners Carey and Douglass voted "aye." 

Utilities General Counsel Bourne advised Commissioner Berman there 
was no freedom to abstain in this situation. Whereupon Commissioner 
Berman asked for a five-minute recess, which was granted but the 
Chair stated it could not be a closed session. (2:40 p.m.) 

After the five-minute recess, Commissioner Berman broke the tie by 
voting for himself. 

Commissioner Flynn then turned the gavel over to newly-elected 
President Berman. 

Commissioner Carey was elected Vice President, upon nomination by 
Commissioner Douglass, seconded by himself. The vote on roll call was 
split --Commissioners Flynn and Byrne opposed, Commissioners Berman, 
Carey and Douglass in favor. 

Commissioner Flynn had also nominated Commissioner Byrne for Vice 
President, but Commissioner Byrne declined on account of personal 
business . 

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PUBLIC HEARING - To consider revision of the existing schedule of 

rates, fares, and charges by the Municipal Railway 
so as to establish on a permanent basis the 
discount fare for the handicapped. 

Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, explained the 
Railway's recommendation that the handicapped discount fare program 
approved by PUC Resolution No. 75-0194, adopted May 27, 1975, and 
Board of Supervisors Resolution 443-75, June 16, 1975, for a six- 
months trial period, be continued on a permanent basis. The Muni 
staff also recommended that the program for reduced fare for the 
qualified handicapped be expanded to all hours for a six-month trial 
period. The original trial period excluded the peak periods (7:00 
to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.), and at the time the Board 
approved the discount it requested review of the program at he 
conclusion of the trial period with the view to extending it to all 
hours, if practical. 

Mr. Green stated that 1900 discount fare cards have been issued, 
and the resultant revenue loss to the Railway has not been substan- 
tial. 

Anticipated annual farebox revenue loss incurred by the handicapped 
discount fare program is $76,000. He asked the Commission to approve 
supplemental appropriation requests to cover this amount, plus 
$11,895 estimated one-year operating cost based on actual costs 
incurred by the program between July 1, 1975, and September 30, 1975. 
When the Board of Supervisors approved the handicapped discount 
program on a temporary basis it did not approve a supplemental 
appropriation that would provide resources for _"uni implementation 
of the program. 

Commissioner Berman called for statements from the audience. The 
following spoke: 

Walter O'Donnell, representing Self Help for the Aging, 944 Market 
Street, #300. 

Richard Delgado, of the California Association of Physically Handi- 
capped 

Dean W. Dickensheet of 2 4 30 Lake Street, #7 

All urged continuation of the program, and felt the extension of time 
to all hours would not create a problem, as the disabled handicapped 
wish to avoid crowds as much as possible and prefer not traveling 
during peak hours. 

Commissioner Byrne moved continuation of the 5C discount fare for 
the handicapped, the extension of riding time to include all hours 
on a 6-month trial basis, and supplemental appropriation to provide 
costs of administering the program. 

Commissioner Carey seconded. 

On roll call, the Commission approved the motion and Resolution No. 
75-0044 and Resolution No. 75-0045 were adopted. 



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PUBLIC HEARING - Budget Proposals for the Fiscal Year 1976-77 for all 
departments under the jurisdiction of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

Proposed Budget, 1976-77 

Bureau of Light, Heat and Power $ 10,162,29 3 

General Office, PUC 871,397 

Municipal Railway 83,169,186 

Water Department 28,673,457 

Hetch Hetchy Project 26,427,330 

$149,303,663 

The increase between this and the 1875-76 budget is $14,187,629. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager- Finance , 
explained the budgetary requirements of the Utilities departments. 
He said that each of the Commissioners individually had reviewed the 
work accomplished, and the budgets had been available and advertised 
for public perusal since January 6. The budget presentation was 
originally scheduled for January 13, but a letter from Mayor George R. 
Moscone indicated certain requirements to be considered in the 
budget preparation which necessitated postponement. Part of 
information desired in the Mayor's request was that the budget data 
be presented in the form of programs. There will also be a line item 
presentation. He indicated the General Managers would specifically 
address the programmatic aspects in their presentations which would 
follow. Dr. Christensen then presented the general budget for the 
PUC with the line item highlights. 

The primary differences between the current year and 1976-77 budgets 
are attributable to the following major impacts: Bureau of Light, 
Heat & Power — additional street lighting and lighting of public 
buildings in the amount of $2,105,994; Hetch Hetchy Water & Power 
System--an increase of $1,700,000 in purchase of power for resale 
and $2,6 38,000 in Reconstruction and Replacement for the support of 
a capital program of the Municipal Railway; Water Department — a major 
increase in Materials and Supplies due to the rapid rise in costs for 
chemicals, a significant increase in insurance and taxes, and 
$1,500,000 increase in allocation of costs for the water supplied by 
Hetch Hetchy; and the Municipal Railway — an increase of $5,815,517 to 
cover increased costs of wages and fringe benefits, materials and 
supplies, fuels, new employments, and a deferred maintenance program. 

Funds to finance the budget will be obtained from the following source: 
in the estimated amounts : 

Revenues $ 81,186,787 

Revenue Sharing 9,50 0,000 

Inter-Fund Receipts 7,300,802 

Transportation Development Act Funds (MTC) 4,100,000 

Transit Assistance Program (Federal) 6,500,000 

Ad Valorem Taxes 40,716,074 

Total $149,303,663 



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Each of the department managers then discussed his budget, the key 
elements, and answered questions from the Commission. 

Oral L. Moore, Hetch Hetchy General Manager, stated that this year 
is the driest the system has ever experienced. Domestic consumption 
and the Water Department service area rely upon water stored in 
Hetch Hetchy Cherry Lake; however, there has been no precipitation 
in the watershed so far this winter. Mr. Moore explained that 
electrical power generation has been reduced in order to conserve 
water to insure a continuing supply of power for the City. This 
means that Hetch Hetchy power revenues will be less than has been 
projected in the budget, assuming the drought continues. He there- 
fore recommended that the appropriation surplus of $1.5 million be 
deleted from the proposed budget. 

Following discussion, on motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by 
Commissioner Byrne, the Commission approved the deletion. 

On being questioned by Commissioner Carey as to whether the change in 
craft employee's hourly wage rates covered by Proposition "B" has 
been included in the wage and salary computations, Mr. Moore replied 
that in accord with budgetary procedures, the rates presently in 
effect are the figures used. 

Commissioner Carey asked for an explanation of the duties of the 
7312 Chauffeur. Mr. Moore said the individual in this position 
primarily operates and maintains the Hetch Hetchy motor pool of 
20 trucks and automobiles at 835 Howard Street. 

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Kennetli R. Boy], Water" Department kcting General .Manager, said the< 
Water Department's proposed budget reflects an increase of 3.5 percent 
and, in viex? of inflationary costs, it is most conservative and 
austere. There are no new programs or new positions, and 12 vacant 
positions, which have been determined to be non-essential under 
current circumstances, have been deleted. 

Commissioner Carey asked if the department has considered changing 
contract procedures wherein a contractor may bid for furnishing 
material the Water Department is presently purchasing, storing and 
supplying itself (pipe fittings, valves, etc.). Mr. Boyd said a 
full report will be available in a month analyzing this procedure 
in order to determine whether or not a saving can actually be 
achieved. 

In answer to Commissioner Flynn's question, Mr. Boyd said the 
proposed budget includes the 15 percent increase in water rates 
approved by the PUC and presently before the Board of Supervisors. 

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Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, presented a 
detailed explanation of the Muni's proposed budget of $83,169,186, 
an increase of $5,815,517 (7.52%) over the current budget. Stringent 
measures were applied to hold this down without damaging service, but 
the following increases had to be accepted: 

48 new employments for $787,651 in salaries and wages 

$391,000 in salary and craft wage increases 



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$577,064 in operators wages 

$1,070,000 to complete motor coach rebuild program 

$779,425 for materials and supplies 

$9 42,45 3 for mandatory fringe benefits 

With charts, Mr. Green explained the Municipal Railway revenues and 
resources, as compared to the budget request; a comparison of 1975-76 
and 1976-77 budgets; and a recap analysis of increases in operating 
budgets, 1964-65 to 1976-77. 

Commissioner Carey commented on one of the Muni's major problems — 
the motor coach maintenance program, in that the new motor coach 
equipment being purchased requires service checks after every 1500 
miles. This means that about 50 buses every day have to be in the 
shop in order to furnish first-class service. 

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With regard to the General Office Budget, Dr. Chris tensen explained 
there are no additional personnel and no additional equipment 
requested. The increase is attributable to Social Security, fringe 
benefits, and legal assistance provided by the City Attorney's 
Office. 

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Commissioner Berman called for speakers from the audience. 

C. R. Arnold, 350 Hamilton Street, of the Board of Supervisors. 
Citizens Advisory Panel for Transit Improvement (CAP) , yielded to 
Jack Oppenheimer. 

Jack Oppenheimer, 2275 Beach Street, of CAP, asked for an accurate 
$87 million budget to restore full Muni service. 

He said the proposed budget demonstrates what CAP believes to be short- 
sighted financial planning that does not deal adequately with the long 
range problems in maintaining the Muni. He cited five specific areas 
totaling almost $2 million where cuts from the original January 6 
budget, which was withdrawn and altered following the new Mayor's 
request to maintain this year's budget levels, would directly affect 
Muni's maintenance capability. 

Wages: 66 proposed new maintenance and service positions reduced 
to 31, a cut of $590,000 

Accident claims & expenses: Cut by over $700,000 

Additions & Betterments: All $266,000 has been cut completely 
in anticipation of UMTA federal funds. What assurance 
that these funds are forthcoming? 

Reconstruction & Replacement: Cut $388,000. Included is $4500 
of deferred maintenance that would rehabilitate fire 
fighting equipment at Geneva carhouse. 



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Contractual Services: $15,000 increase for cleaning Muni's 
passenger shelters. 

Mr. Oppenheimer urged the Commission to adopt the original budget of 
$87 million for the Muni, rather than the $83 million budget which 
he feared is an "illusion." 

Mr. Crowley and Dr. Christensen explained that many hours were spent 
going over every item. It became a decision of what could be done 
and arriving at a common ground--making sure all was valid and 
necessary. People must be realistic — this is a budget where revenues 
pay only 30 percent of the cost. The Post report is proposing at the 
State level that revenues must cover at least 40 percent of the costs. 
San Francisco is at the low end of the spectrum for cost coverage by 
revenue and would like to keep the low fares; therefore costs must 
be controlled. 

Ms. Marguerite Warren, of 1746- 32nd Avenue, said that the role of 
the Muni's non-profit corporation, the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation, does not appear in the budget as a 
factor in the purchase of the equipment. She asked what was done 
with the time saved by Muni shop personnel which were to be relieved 
from overhaul work by motor overhaul work being contracted out. 

She advocated not purchasing buses in fleets because they wear out 
all at once; a fare increase to 30C to relieve the taxpayers from 
an increase in ad valorem taxes; and inclusion of money for safety 
in the buses. She claimed the problem is not being attacked on the 
basis of San Francisco's future; the Muni is relying too heavily 
on outside money, using more than 1/2 of all revenue sharing avail- 
able to the City. 

Walter O'Donnell, representing the Self Help for Aging, 944 Market 
Street, Room 300, said he agreed with Ms. Warren, that the City is 
counting too heavily on revenue sharing. He commented also on the 
hazardous condition of the Geneva carhouse. 

Mr. Green said that the transit security program is to be funded 
by the Police Department. With reference to the shop building at 
Geneva carhouse, meetings have been held with OSHA and monies have 
been budgeted to deal with fire and safety equipment; however, 
the monies have been frozen. Application is also being made for 
funds from a federal grant. 

Larry Martin, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 2 50A, said 
he is also concerned about safety conditions at Geneva carhouse. 
He agreed with CAP that the budget should be approved at the original 
$87 million figure; and, with regard to violence and vandalism on 
the buses, said some sort of community relations program should be 
budgeted to handle this problem. He said it is better to spend 
$100,000 to prevent rather than $700,000 to repair. 

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Commissioner Byrne moved adoption of the budget as presented by 
staff. Commissioner Carey seconded. 

Commissioner Flynn, on discussion, proposed amending the motion 
to include the following three changes in the Municipal Railway 
budget : 



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Materials & Supplies $ 2,522,000 increased to $ 3,000,000 

Fuels & Lubricants $ 2,126,000 $ 2,500,000 

Passenger & Damage 

Claims $ 2,900,000 $ 3,500,000 

Total increase $ 1,450,750 

Total MR Budget $ 83,169,186 increased to $ 84,619,936 

Total budget all depts. $149,303,663 increased to $150,754,413 

Commissioner Douglass seconded the amendment. 

On roll call, the amendment and the amended resolution were approved 
by unanimous vote. (Resolution No. 75-0046) . 



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The meeting recessed at 5:05 p.m. and reconvened at 5:20 p.m. 



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PUBLIC HEARING - On proposed application with the U.S. Department of 
Transportation for a grant under the Urban Mass 
Transportation Assistance Act of 1964, as amended, 
for financial aid in connection with the following 
projects of the Municipal Railway rehabilitation 
program. Total estimated costs, $6.18 million. 

a) Acquisition of 35 articulated diesel motor 
coaches . 

b) Application of new Muni fleet colors and graphics 
on 375 existing motor coaches to bring them into 
conformance with all new vehicle acquisitions. 

Secretary Thomas G. Flynn stated that an official transcript of the 
hearing would be made in conformance with Department of Transportation 
requirements. He said that hearing notification was advertised in 
the required official and minority newspaper publications, and notices 
mailed to neighborhood associations and labor unions. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr. described the proposed application to 
UMTA, to be called "Transportation: Articulated Vehicles and Painting" 
(TAP) . 

It is proposed to acquire 35 high-capacity articulated coaches for 
service on high-density lines such as the 38-Geary. This will support 
the final recommendations of the Northwest San Francisco Transit 
Extension Study. The coaches proposed for MUNI will seat 65 passengers 
and will have three sets of double-width doors to speed boarding and 
alighting. They are intended to mitigate such problems as severe 



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overcrowding, bunching of buses, and loading delays. 

The estimated cost of this program is $6,182,250. It is proposed 
that a Federal grant in the amount of $4,945,800 (80%) be sought. 
The local share of $1,236,450 will be provided by the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation through the sale of bonds. 

Commission President Berman opened the meeting for statements from 
the audience : 

Paul Goodlett, speaking for Richard Delgado (California Assn. of 
Physically Handicapped) asked for a barrier-free design, with equal 
accessibility for all American taxpayers. 

Mr. Green said the coach will represent an improvement for the 
handicapped and elderly. The specifications are the result of ten 
transport systems participating in the program and being coordinated 
by the California Department of Transportation. Commissioner Berman 
referred Mr. Goodlett* s organization to CAL TRANS for discussion 
along the lines they are sensitive to. 

J. B. Martin, 1750 Market Street, International Association of 
Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Requested that the application 
should specify that the coaches be built in America. 

Mr. Crowley explained that certain state and federal laws preclude 
this discrimination, and that the reason for the several transit 
properties joining together in this program is to obtain an order 
sufficiently large to attract American manufacturers to participate 
in the bidding. 

C. R. Arnold of CAP with regard to the bus painting, said that paying 
$100,000 matching City funds for cosmetic purposes, whether needed 
or not, just to receive $400,000 federal money, was not sufficient 
reason. 

John Elberling, of CAP, 1500 Grant Avenue, did not remain to speak. 

M. H. Klebolt, 480 Geary Street, Chairman, Planning & Operations 
Committee of CAP, asked that the Commission defer a decision until 
the next meeting so that information relative to the cost of 
supporting 35 buses for one route could be brought forth. 

He asked for the maintenance cost on a daily basis of the articulated 
bus vs. the GM and AM General coach; and what additional capital 
outlay would be required to support these vehicles: special lifts; 
parking; parts, cost and where obtained; any additional money required 
from UMTA to building housing and maintenance facilities. 

He said the question may be raised whether equipping a single route 
with the vehicle may be short-changing some citizens, e.g., those 
on the 12 or 14 route who would like a new bus. 

He also asked whether 80/20 federal funding is assured on painting 
of the buses. If this is not forthcoming, he would rather see the 
money used to keep the buses clean than painted. 

Peter McCrea, Chairman, Transportation Committee of the Planning 
Association for the Richmond District and Chairman for the Northwest 
Corridor Advisory Committee for two years spoke in favor of purchasing 
the buses. Unanimous recommendation of the N/W Corridor Advisory 



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Committee was that an improved bus system was logical for the next 
10 to 15 years. This is the only major transit corridor in the City 
that has not been improved within the last 10 to 15 years — all others 
have upgraded service. 

He further recommended that the POM study be pursued. A good deal of 
work needs to be done for transit preferential streets; boundary 
areas; parking areas, etc. 

Walter O'Donnell also asked that the matter be put over two weeks, 
in order to answer the questions raised. Is air-conditioning needed 
for San Francisco buses? With longer buses, will removal of parking 
meters be required? The subject of putting street cars back on Geary 
Street has been raised in the Board of Supervisors. 

Ms. Warren said she was apprehensive of the Municipal Railway 
diversification of its forces and not looking at the City as a whole. 
Will this tie into the whole system? If the larger buses are used, 
how much parking is lost? 

Commissioner Berman asked if there would be a serious disruption in 
the time schedule if the Commission put the matter over for 30 days. 

Mr. Green and Dr. Christensen advised that a decision should be 
reached as soon as possible; that the matter of the application 
still has to go before the Board of Supervisors for approval; and 
a delay of that nature indicates some uncertainty as to whether the 
Commission wants to go forward. The consortium is now out to bid 
and a reduction of 10 percent in the number of coaches (Muni's share) 
could impact on the procurement. 

Commissicner Byrne moved the matter be put over 30 days for more 
study; Commissioner Carey seconded. 

On discussion, Merrill Cohen, TIP engineer who has been working with 
the consortium on the articulated buses for almost two years, urged 
that, this matter go forward. The Muni has considered the parking 
and maintenance requirements for these vehicles and is satisfied it 
can take care of them. Further spare parts are included in the bid 
now out for supplier's consideration. There is a need for these 
coaches and they are better for handicapped than any of our others. 

Commissioner Berman, noting that the Muni has been considering the 
subject for two years, admonished the staff and the programmers to 
bring these matters to the Commission in ample time to allow them 
opportunity for consideration. 

Commissioner Carey then moved for amendment of the motion so as to 
permit continuance of the matter to the February 10 meeting, two 
weeks hence. Commissioner Byrne agreed to the amendment. On roll 
call the Commission unanimously approved continuing the hearing to 
the February 10 meeting. 



(A complete transcript of this hearing is on file with the Secretary 
in the offices of the Public Utilities Commission.) 



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6:20 p.m. 

PUBLIC HEARING - Policy approval of the Recreational Development 
Plan for Peninsula Watershed Lands 

The presentation of the recommended plan for possible recreational 
uses for a 4,000-acre section of the SFWD lands in San Mateo County 
was made by Kenneth R. Boyd, WD Acting General Manager, and Richard 
A. Moore, President of EDAW, Inc., San Francisco environmental 
planning firm. 

The plan calls for "a low intensity development program that would 
essentially provide the visitor with a variety of recreational 
opportunities keyed to experiencing the natural beauties, wonders 
and environment of the watershed landscape." 

Citizen advisory committees in San Francisco and San Mateo counties 
worked with the consultants during the 3-year study. 

The plan includes 40 miles of trails, six parking areas with a 
capacity for 500 automobiles, six picnic areas with 110 tables, a 
25-acre play meadow, and a nature study center adjacent to the 
entrance road to the Phleger Estate (south of Mrs. William Roth's 
Filoli Estate) , with parking for 25 horse trailers. 

Although the plan does not include a golf course, it states that an 
18-hole golf course could be built on Water Department lands and 
a portion of the Filoli Estate. This, however, is contingent upon 
San Mateo County acquisition of the Filoli lands, and an agreement 
covering San Mateo County's use of 162 acres of Water Department land. 

Cost of development has been estimated at $2.5 million, and annual 
maintenance and operating costs at $647,000. 

Exclusive of a golf course, revenue from the recreation area would 
amount to about $200,000 annually, which means the operation would 
require a yearly subsidy of approximately $447,000. 

Mr. Boyd explained that Public Utilities Commission policy as mandated 
by the City Charter does not permit it to utilize funds under its 
control for development, operation, and maintenance of such recreation- 
al facilities. 

Mr. Boyd emphasized that the Department recommends PUC approval in 
concept only and not the detail of the plan. 

Commissioner Berman opened the meeting to expressions from the . 
audience. 

John Gilliland, 301 Encina, Stanford, representing the Sierra Club 
Loma Prieta Chapter, 
(also served as vice chairman on San Mateo County Advisory 
Committee on the watershed) 

He said the Sierra Club was disappointed that many of their 
recommendations to the consultant were not seriously considered in 
the plan. He pointed out that no alternative plans have been made 
involving Filoli Estate and they do not find compelling the case 
made by the consultants for construction of parking along Canada Road, 
the automobile orientation of the plan, or intrusion of an 18-hole 
golf course into the center of the valley. He strongly recommended a 



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three-year phased approach to any change in the utilization of the 
land of the valley. 

Michael Painter, SPUR and Chairman, Citizens Advisory Committee, 
recommended policy approval of the recreational plan. He left the 
meeting before being called on. His statement, read by the Secretary, 
said that SPUR was glad the present plan was selected from the three 
alternatives. This plan represented the lowest level of recreational 
development, thereby preserving the natural quality of the land while 
still providing a significant recreational resource to the citizens 
of the Bay Area. 

Mrs. John Hooper, 580 Mt. Home Road, Woodside. (left before being 

called on) 

Darryl Skrabak, 701 Noe Street, San Francisco, and Charles Robbins 
Arnold, 350 Hamilton Street, San Francisco, Executive Director and 
Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. 

Commented on the bike trail aspects of the plan, and felt that the 
costs of improvements could be kept well below the reported figure. 
Expressed concern about the area east of San Andreas Lake which 
was not included in the study, where access to the recreational area 
is blocked by the Junipero Serra freeway. 

Douglas Horn, planner with the Department of City Planning, pointed 
out that before any action can be taken by the Water Department 
the plan must be submitted to the staff of the City Planning 
Department for an environmental impact review. 

Commissioner Byrne was excused at 6:30 p.m. 

Mr. Boyd stated the comments at today's meeting would be taken under 
consideration. He pointed out that the Water Department is not 
recommending that the Commission decide today just exactly what is 
to go where and how much, because there is no firm feeling except 
that low intensity is the better program to follow for recreation. 
The plan that developed was the fairest compromise of the various 
inputs. The Water Department is in the water business; Sub lie 
Utilities Commission is in utilities business; any idea of cost will 
have to be projected into the future. 

Commissioner Berman stated a policy approval at this time is far 
from being what finally will be available for recreational use in 
that area. It is just another step. The Commissioners visited the 
area and were given a firsthand briefing on the location, involvement 
of the various committees, and input from San Mateo County. What is 
before the Commission today is approval or disapproval of the policy 
determination. 

Commissioner Carey moved that the concept decision be continued 

30 days and some of the issues be resolved and rebuttals presented. 

Commissioner Douglass seconded. 

Mr. Moore of EDAW stated that most of the comments today resulted 
from misunderstandings. The plan as presented is not a detailed plan, 
but rather an illustrative plan. It has received wide public 
exposure — the material plus slides have been presented at 12 previous 
meetings. Thousands of citizens hours have been put into this study - 
meetings with San Mateo - meetings with the conservationists. 



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Commissioner Carey then withdrew his original motion, and moved that 
the Commission adopt in general the policy approval of the 
recreational development plan. Commissioner Douglass seconded. 
On roll call, the Commission adopted Resolution No. 76-0047, approv- 
ing the concepts presented in the EDAW, Inc. report dated August, 
1975. 



Commissioner Berraan was excused at 7:05 p.m. and Commissioner Carey 
presided over the remainder of the meeting. 

Resolution No. 76-006 7, approving bid call for five-year transit 
advertising agreement, commencing July 1, 1976. 

On Commissioner Flynn* s motion the Commission directed that the 
bid documents should specify that certified financial statements 
must be furnished. 



Communications 



None 



Roll Call: 



With reference to the ?Jater Department report of delinquent leases 
for the quarter ending 12/31/75 - Carl F. Zwissig, amount due $13,720 
where time has been requested due to settlement of estate: 
Commissioner Flynn asked that the Commission be kept informed of 
the developments. 



****** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED? 7:30 p.m. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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^MINUTES 

-^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2:30 p.m. 



-^February 10, 1976 

COMMISSIONERS 
Henry E. Berman, President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. We It on Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Flora G. Douglass 



DOCUMENTS 

MAR 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne 

Absents Commissioner Flora G. Douglass 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held January 27, 
1976 were approved as amended. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
NO. following resolution was adopted: 

76-0069 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block 641, Lot 4 
Malcom S. H. Watts 
$105.30 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0070 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block 1765, Lot 44 
Abbas Fard 
$299.22 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0071 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block 7019, Lot 16 
Hide Re le ford 
$202.49 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0072 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block 7090, Lot 38 
Jack R. Cooper 
$181.44 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0073 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block 6201, Lot 18 
Taru Singh 
$141.32 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0074 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block 2 79, Lot 3 

William B. and Evelyn Jee 

$131.19 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0075 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges : 

Block 1206, Lot 1 

Southern Pacific Memorial Hospital 

$390.21 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0076 H Bid Call - HH Contract No. 541 - Reconditioning 

surface and painting 58 steel transmission towers 
along Moccasin-Newark transmission line 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0077 H Award - HH Contract No. 517 - Transit power 

facilities for the K Line, including street 
lighting and traffic signal work $132,865 - 
Amelco Electric of San Francisco 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0078 K Approving Redevelopment Agency's proposal for 

construction of a new street lighting system 
in Hunters Point 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0079 H Approving U. C. Construction Company's proposal 

for construction of a new street lighting system 
on Moneta Court. 

Vote; Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-00 80 H Approving collection of Bureau of Light, Heat 

and Power damage claims - Month of December 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0081 W Completion of professional services contract 

Brown and Caldwell, consulting engineers - 
Design and inspection of a centralized data 
acquisition and control system 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0082 W Completion of WD Contract 1618 - Construction of 

fences on Water Department properties in San 
Mateo County - $4 75.27, credit modification - 
Anchor Post Products, Inc., contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0083 W Completion of WD Contract No. 1688 - Laying iron 

mains in 19th Street between Church and Castro 
and 20th Street between Dolores and Church - 
$1,340.00, excess modification - Lowrie Paving 
Company, Inc., Inc., contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0084 W Approving collection of Water Department claims 

for damages - Month of January 19 76 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0085 W Approving write-off of uncollectible accounts - 

Month of December 19 75 - Water Department 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0069-MR Approving payment of claims against the 

Municipal Railway in total amount $2 7,092.20 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

****** 

PUBLIC HEARING (continued from January 2 7, 19 76 meeting) 

On proposed application with the U.S. Department of Transportation 
for a grant under the Urban Mass Transportation Assistance Act 
of 1964, as amended, for financial aid in connection with the 
following projects of the Municipal Railway rehabilitation 
program. Total estimated costs, $6.18 million. 

a) Acquisition of 35 articulated diesel motor coaches. 

b) Application of new Muni fleet colors and graphics on 

375 existing motor coaches to bring them into conformance 
with all new vehicle acquisitions. 

Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, presented answers 
to the questions which were raised by the Commission, the Citizens 
Advisory Panel for Transit Improvement (CAP) , and others at the 
January 27th meeting on the proposed procurement of the 35 
articulated diesel motor coaches, and the painting of existing coaches 
with the new Muni fleet colors and graphics. Specific questions 
raised were: where the coaches could be stored and maintained; cost 
of operation of the articulated coaches; would the coaches be made 
in America; how they would be financed; why the coaches would be 
assigned to the Geary line; the maneuverability of a 60-foot bus 
in traffic; would larger bus zones be required, thus reducing 
automobile parking space; Supervisor Mendelsohn's suggestion that 
Muni consider operating streetcars on Geary Street. 



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Arden Danekas, President of the Planning Association for the Richmond, 
said his organization is in favor of expanding the bus system on 
Geary Boulevard, and in addition favor implementation of a transit 
preferential system with stops such as those installed on Polk Street. 

M. H. Klebolt, Chairman of the Planning & Operations Committee of CAP, 
presented the request of his organization that the PUC defer any 
action on this application until completion of studies pending as 
result of Supervisor Mendelsohn's suggestion to restore rails to 
Geary Street. 

Mr. Klebolt said that all of Mr. Green's arguments make sense, but 
looking at future operation, the plan raises serious questions in 
terms of maintenance cost. Two questions need to be answered: 
1) inspection policies, and 2) how many years before the engine 
will have to be rebuilt. He also disagreed with Mr. Green's 
arithmetic for cost of painting the coaches. 

Mr. Klebolt said articulated coach operation is not new. They were 
in use in the 1920' s, but were abandoned because of high maintenance 
costs . 

When Commissioner Berman pointed out the advancement of technology 
since the 20 's and 30's, Mr. Klebolt suggested that San Francisco 
let the other members of the consortium iron out the difficulties 
first. 

Commissioner Flynn asked Mr. Klebolt what CAP saw as the possibility 
of rerailing Geary Street. Mr. Klebolt answered "fifty-fifty , " in 
view of UMTA's position of disenchantment with rail-oriented projects 
because the United States does not have the technology of putting 
a rail car together. Due to the problems of the LRV at Boeing and 
Rohr, Mr. Klebolt said the chances of 80/20 money for a rail car line 
are almost nil. 

Commissioner Carey asked whether Mr. Klebolt 's preference for adding 
more buses to Geary Street would not increase parking and traffic 
problems. Mr. Klebolt answered that any problems could be solved by 
using dynamic dispatching, as set out in the POM study. By install- 
ing an inspector and dispatcher at both ends of the line, communi- 
cating constantly, and with a system of turnbacks and realignments 
of service, the headways could be maintained. 

Mr. Klebolt also brought up the question of security problems with 
the addition of a back half to the present vehicle, when the Muni is 
already having security problems. 

Commissioner Flynn said the Commission is concerned about the safety 
of Muni passengers and will deal seriously with the security problem. 

Michael S. McGill of San Francisco Planning & Urban Renewal (SPUR) 
said his organization supports service in the Northwest Corridor 
through exclusive transit lanes and bus service. The use of the 
articulated coach would be an excellent way to increase service and 
reduce operating costs. However, he said, the only way cost reduc- 
tion would be achieved is by reducing operator costs. He asked for 
clarification of Mr. Green's figures. If 5 2 Mack buses are to be 
retired and replaced by 35 articulated coaches, this would reduce 
the number of platform men by 17. 



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Commissioner Flynn asked that if fewer than 35 articulated buses are 
to be used on Geary Street, where would the balance be used. Mr. 
Green said the 30 Stockton line is a "likely candidate." 

Samuel Walker, representing the Transport Workers Union, Local 2 50A, 
said the TWU does not object to the articulated bus. However, there 
may be need for a conductor and some help due to the fact that there 
will be three doors on a vehicle carrying more people. 

Walter O'Donnell of Self Help for the Aging, suggested there would be 
many problems with storage and maintenance facilities with one line 
operating out of three yards. He also spoke of the security problems. 

J. B. Martin of the International Association of Machinists and 
Aerospace Workers, said from the union standpoint there would be no 
objection to the purchase of these articulated coaches if they are 
made in this country. 

Commissioner Byrne asked if it has been definitely determined 
whether one or two men would be operating these coaches. He asked 
whether the Muni has a written agreement with the Union or any sort 
of decision made to cut the operating cost? 

Mr. Green said he did not think it necessary to determine that at this 
point — the first step is to become a part of the team eligible for 
funds to participate in the program if such program is available. 

Commissioner Flynn pointed out this was an important question to be 
resolved inasmuch as Mr. Green represented the saving as being in 
the drivers. Commissioner Byrne said he did not intend to vote on 
this matter until there is a written agreement with the TWU on this 
point. 

Commissioner Berman asked Utilities General Counsel William F. Bourne 
that if the Commission voted to participate in the application with 
UMTA on this fleet purchase of buses, could it turn down its 
acceptance> of those bids at the time the bids came in for whatever 
reason. The lead-time would then give Mr. Green and the Union an 
opportunity to thrash out this problem and provide the Commission 
with the alternative at that time. 

Mr. Bourne said he would have to see the structure of the agreement 
between City and UMTA before he could answer. 

Merrill R. Cohn, Equipment Engineer said the bid documents contain 
several options for the purchase of the coaches. The price of the 
contract would be based on 305 vehicles; however, there are provisions 
for increasing or decreasing in increments of ten. Also, although 
the Muni has stated a desire for three doors on the side, the coach 
is also made vzith two doors on the side. 

Commissioner Byrne moved that the hearing be continued at the next 
regular Commission meeting, February 24. Commissioner Carey seconded. 

Commissioner Carey asked Mr. Bourne what prerogatives the Railway 
v/ouli have with regard to withdrawal if and when a bid is submitted. 
Mr. Bourne said the Railway should supply his office with the 
necessary information for his review of the matter. Commissioner 
Berman asked Mr. Green to supply this information to the City 
Utilities General Counsel so the Commission may have legal advice 



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in making its decision at the next meeting. The Commission also 
instructed Mr. Green to work out a "memorandum of understanding" 
with the TWU as to the number of operators to be used. Mr. Walker 
agreed that the union will be willing to sign such a document if 
its questions are answered satisfactorily. 

On roll call for continuation of the hearing to February 24, 
Commissioners Berman, Byrne, and Carey voted "aye''; Commissioner 
Flynn voted "no." 



Water Department Lien Proceedings 

Hearing on Delinquent Water Service Accounts in excess of $100.00. 

1. Account No. 016-3480-2 

Property: Block 3755, Lot 79 

Owner: Richard Conroy 

Account closed: December 1, 1975 

Amount due: $747.64 

ACTION: Not- calendared; full payment received. 

2. Account No. 165-4240-3 

Property: Block 75 3, Lot 15 

Owner: Neil Bleuler 

Account closed: October 23, 19 75 

Amount due: $264.79 

ACTION: Not calendared; full payment received. 

3. Account No. 174-1910-2 

Property: Block 641, Lot 4 

Owner: Malcom S.M. Watts 

Account closed: October 23, 1975 

Amount due: $105.30 

ACTION: No one appeared to protest or object to the Water 
Department's report on the delinquent account. 

On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner 
Byrne, the Commission voted unanimously to confirm the 
report and directed that lien be filed against the 
property, pursuant to S.F. Ordinance No. 450-73 

4. Account No. 202-2760-2 



Property: Block 13, Lot 4 

Owner: Lucien Sabella 

Account closed: November 1, 1975 

Amount due: $537.85 

ACTION: Off calendar; full payment received. 



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5. Account Ho. 218-1240-3 

Property: Block 330, Lot 3 

Owner: Transamerica Title Insurance 

Account closed: November 5, 19 75 

Amount due: $138.35 

ACTION: Not calendared; full payment received. 

6. Account No. 224-1390-3 

Property: Block 2 86, Lot 1 

Owner: Lum Yip Kee , Ltd. 

Account closed: August 12, 1975 

Amount due: $113.58 

ACTION: Not calendared? full payment received. 

7. Account No. 234-3620-1 

Property: Block 164, Lot 11 

Owner: Cecilia Puccinelli 

Account closed: June 20, 1975 

Amount due: $113.83 

Lawrence J. Horn, of Henry Horn & Sons, Real Estate, appeared 
representing the owner, Mrs. Cecilia Puccinelli. He explained 
that the delay in payment was due to the fact that the tenant 
who incurred the bill was deceased and the matter was in the 
hands of the estate. 

Utilities General Counsel Bourne explained that the effect of 
the lien law is to establish the responsibility of the property 
owner regardless of who actually consumed the water. The 
property owner is allowed to collect and may use whatever actions 
legally available against the true user; however, under the 
governing law the property owner is responsible for payment of 
the bill. 

Mr. Horn said Mrs. Puccinelli is willing to pay the bill, and on 
motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Byrne, 
the matter was put over until the next meeting to allow time to 
settle the account. 

8. Account No. 379-5190-1 

Property: Block 1765, Lot 44 

Owner: Abbas Fard 

Account closed: October 24, 1975 

Amount due : $299.22 

ACTION: No one appeared to protest or object to the vtfater 
Department's report on the delinquent account. 

On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by 
Commissioner Byrne, the Commission voted unanimously to 
confirm the report and directed that lien be filed 
against the property, pursuant to S. F. Ordinance 
No. 450-73. 



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9. Account No. 487-4750-6 



Property: 
Owner: 

Account closed 
Amount due : 



Block 7019, Lot 16 
Hide Re le ford 
September 18, 1975 
$202.49 



ACTION; No one appeared to protest or object to the Water 
Department's report on the delinquent account. 

On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by 
Commissioner 3yrne, the Commission voted unanimously 
to confirm the report and directed that lien be filed 
against the property, pursuant to 3. F. Ordinance 
No. 450-73. 



.0. Account No. 492-4790-3 



Property : 
Owner: 

Account closed: 
Amount due : 



Block 7090, Lot 38 
Jack R. Cooper 
November 7, 1975 
$181.44 



ACTION: No one appeared to protest or object to the Water 
Department's report on the delinquent account. 

On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by 
Commissioner Byrne, the Commission voted unanimously 
to confirm the report and directed that lien be filed 
against the property, pursuant to S. F. Ordinance 
No. 450-73. 



Account No. 543-4500-2 



Property : 
Owner: 

Account closed: 
Amount due : 



Block 6201, Lot If 
Taru Singh 
November 14, 1975 
$141.32 



ACTION: No one appeared to protest or object to the Water 
Department's report on the delinquent account. 

On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by 
Commissioner Byrne, the Commission voted unanimously 
to confirm the report and directed that lien be filed 
against the property, pursuant to S. F. Ordinance 
No. 450-73. 



Account No. 735-1780-7 
735-0785-4 



Property: 
Owner: 

Account closed: 
Amount due : 



Block 2 79, Lot 3 
William B. and 

Evelyn Jee 
August 1, 1975 
$131.19 



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ACTION: No one appeared to protest or object to the Water 
Department's report on the delinquent account. 

On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by 
Commissioner Byrne, the Commission voted unanimously 
to confirm the report and directed that lien be filed 
against the property, pursuant to S.F. Ordinance 
No. 450-73. 



13. Account No. 740-1010-2 

Property: Block 295, Lot 7 

Owner: Post and Powell Corporation 

Account closed: October 31, 19 75 

Amount due: $2 79.37 

ACTION: Not calendared; full payment received 



14. Account No. 751-1620-2 
751-1650-2 
751-1660-1 
751-1660-2 
751-1670-1 
751-1670-2 
751-1680-2 



Property: Block 1206, Lot 1 

Owner: Southern Pacific 

Memorial Hospital 
Account closed: September 22, 1975 
Amount due: $390.21 

ACTION: No one appeared to protest or object to the Water 
Department's report on the delinquent account. 

On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by 
Commissioner Byrne, the Commission voted unanimously 
to confirm tha report and directed that li^n be filed 
against the property, pursuant to S.F. Ordinance 
No. 450-73. 

****** 



Water Department Calendar Item No. 1, approving professional services 
contract for inspection and study of earthquake stability of Crystal 
Springs Dam in San Mateo County, was put over for additional 
information from the staff. 

Commissioner Flynn asked the Water Department to furnish the 
Commissioners with proposals from the top three consulting engineer- 
ing firms selected from those interested in performing this work in 
order to make a determination as to the best contract from City's 
standpoint. 

On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Byrne, the 
matter was taken off calendar and the Water Department was requested 
to furnish this additional data. 



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Communications : 



None 



Roll Call: 

Introduction of Mew Business; 

Mr. Klebolt of CAP addressed the Commission on the subject of the new 
"800" series trackless coaches being manufactured by Flyer Industries 
of Winnepeg, Canada; and said that a motion was passed at the 
January 29, 1976, public meeting of CAP, "that these coaches not be 
accepted until a round-table meeting of technical personnel from 
Vancouver, Edmonton, and San Francisco be held in San Francisco 
not later than March 1, for the purpose of sharing data on this 
coach and to arrive at agreed conclusions with respect to the 
performance of the vehicle. 

The matter was referred to Municipal Railway and Public Utilities 
Management to discuss with Mr. Klebolt. 

Robin Hood, President of CAP, also urged that the Commission secure 
adequate fire protection for the Muni carbarns. 



****** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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■u- 



MINUTES 

^, PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AMD COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2 :30 p.m. 



UuCUViENTS 
MAR - 



February 24, 19 76 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



COMMISSIONERS 
Henry E. Berman, President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. We It on Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Flora G. Douglass 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:30 p.m., February 24, 19 76 

Present: Commissioners Dennis V. Carey, H. Welton Flynn, 

Joseph P. Byrne, Flora G. Douglass 

Absent: Commissioner Henry E. Berman 

Vice President Dennis V. Carey presided. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held February 10, 
19 76 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 

NO. following resolution was adopted: 

76-0087 M Public Hearing (continued from January 27 and 

February 10, 19 76 meetings. 

Approving proposed application with the U.S. 
Department of Transportation for a grant under 
the Urban Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 
1964 for financial aid 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0088 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 529 - Construction of 

Carl Street underground substation and installa- 
tion of equipment 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0089 H Completion of Contract No. 502 - Construction 

of Ocean Avenue underground duct system, 
Junipero Serra to Harold Avenue - Credit modifi- 
cation, $24,126.00 - Amelco Electric, contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0090 H Supplemental appropriation - provide for Folsom 

Street trolley coach system and turn-back loops 
at Van Ness Avenue for the #41 and #4 7, and #1 
and #3 trolley coach lines - Power Improvement 
Program - $181,400 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0091 H Supplemental appropriation - provide additional 

funds for materials and supplies - $32,82 5 

Vote: Ayes- Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0092 H Supplemental appropriation - provide additional 

funds -for Workers Compensation insurance 
t, $8,000 

Vote : Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On iti tion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
follv. wing resolution was adopted: 

76-009 3 H Su- placental appropriation - provide funds to 

adjust wages - 2 positions Class 7346 - $10 3 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0094 GO Transfer of funds under $10,000 - Departments 

under jurisdiction of PUC - Second quarter 1975-76 
Total $167,051.00 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0095 W Award WD Contract No. 1694 - Cement Mortar Line 

20" pipe in Elcat Boulevard and 44th Avenue - 
$131,280.00 - Ameron, Inc., of Wilmington, CA 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0096 W Completion of WD Contract No. 16 84 - Excavation 

and repaving for water service trenches - 
Credit Modification, $1,705.25 - Bepco, Inc., 
contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-009 7 W Supplemental appropriation - Provide additional 

funds for materials and supplies - $362,512 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0098 W Supplemental appropriation - Provide additional 

funds for Worker's Compensation Ins. - ^2H,000 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0099 W Supplemental appropriation - Provide funds 

to adjust wages - 2 positions Class 7346 - 
$103 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0100 W Settlement of litigated claim of Lyndon H. Smith 

vs CCSF (Water Department) Superior Court 
No. 672-691 - Payment to plaintiff, $1,000 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0101 W Professional services contract with W. A. Wahler 

and Associates, Dam Consulting Engineers, Palo' 
Alto - Inspection and study of Earthquake stabil- 
ity of Crystal Springs Dam in San Mateo County 
$345,000 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0102 W Setting Tuesday, March 9, 1976, 2:30 p.m. for 

public hearing - Consider revision of the 
schedules of rates - San Francisco Water Department 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0103 M Approving acceptance of grant, $35,000, from 

Metropolitan Transportation Commission - Study 
of accessibility by the handicapped to the 
Municipal Railway's Muni Metro car. 

Vote: Ayes -Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-010 4 M Modifying and amending the "Information for 

Bidders" portion of bid invitation for 5-year 
transit advertising agreement. 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0105 M Payment of claims - Month of January 1976 - 

Municipal Railway 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0106 M Filing of San Francisco's claim for transit aid 

funds - State of California Transportation 
Development Act of 1971 (SB 325) 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0107 M Supplemental appropriation - Provide funds for 

fire protection equipment - $4/500 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0108 M Approving compromise settlement and collections 

of damage claims - Cancellation of uncollectible 
accounts - Municipal Railway - Month of January 
1976 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0086-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway in total amount $8 3,735.15 

Vote; Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

The meeting recessed at 5;00 p.m. to reconvene and continue the 
meeting at 9; 00 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, 1976. 



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Call to Order: 
Present; 



9;00 a.m., February 26, 1976 

Commissioners Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey, 
H. Helton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Flora G. 
Douglass 



President Henry E. Berman presided. 



RESOLUTION 

NO. 

76-0086 M Approving agreement between the Public Utilities 

Commission, Municipal Railway, and Transport 
Workers Union Local 250A, on modifications to 
Sections 19 and 20, Salary Standardization 
Ordinance, and inclusion in the Memorandum of 
Understanding. 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
Commission voted 5 to to rescind its earlier 
telephone poll vote on February 19, 1976, 
approving the agreement. 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
Commission voted 5 to to adopt the new 
amended agreement. 

Vote; Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



PUBLIC HEARING (continued from January 27, 19 76 aad February 10, 197c 
meetings) 

On proposed application to the U.S. Department of Transportation 
for a grant under the Urban Mass Transportation Assistance Act 
of 1964, as amended, for financial aid in connection with the 
following projects of the Municipal Railway rehabilitation prograu 
Total estimated costs, $6.18 Million. 



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a) Acquisition of 35 articulated diesel motor coaches. 

b) Application of new Muni fleet colors and graphics on 

375 existing motor coaches to bring them into conformance 
with all new vehicle acquisitions. 

Vice President Carey stated the hearing was continued from the 
February 10 meeting for staff answers to questions raised. 

Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, reported on the 
matter of possible personnel reductions by addition of the new 
articulated diesel motor coaches. He explained that Section 13. C 
of the purchasing procedures of the U.S. Department of Transportation 
prohibits a transit system from using federal funds to purchase 
equipment that would result in employment cuts. He said there is no 
intention to reduce the number of Muni operators. Any buses released 
from the Geary Corridor could be used to improve the level of service 
in other parts of the City. 

As requested by the Commission at the previous meeting, Mr. Green 
discussed the subject of doors with Transport Workers Union Local 250A 
officials during the past week. Although a 3-door coach has loading 
and unloading advantages, he said he is now prepared to make a 
recommendation for a two-door articulated coach. Since 89 percent of 
the cost of operation is in labor, any advantage in using the larger 
vehicle would be lost if a conductor were to be required on each 
bus with three-doors. Mr. Green added that he accommodated the union's 
request to see an articulated bus in operation by arranging with 
Alameda/Contra Costa Transit to permit the Muni operators a 
demonstration ride on San Francisco downtown streets this morning. 

The Commissioners reviewed previous discussions regarding the make-up 
of the ten members of the consortium, the number of systems asking 
for two-door and three-door coaches (20 percent- — San Francisco and 
Southern California Rapid Transit — were requesting three-door 
operations), the maintenance methods and costs. 

Vice President Carey opened the meeting to statements from the 
audience. 

M. H. Klebolt, Chairman of the Planning & Operations Committee of the 
Citizens Advisory Panel for Transit Improvement (CAP) restated the 
position of CAP that the matter of acquiring the 35 articulated buses 
be deferred until such time as the Board of Supervisors acts on 
Supervisor Mendelsohn's suggestion to return electric rail streetcar 
service to Geary Street. Their only argument, he said, was on the 
question of maintenance cost. 

Lawrence B. Martin, President of TWU Local 250A, said the union, 
following the ride on the A/C articulated bus, did not have a quarrel 
with the bus, but did have concern with some things and suggested 
that if the union could sit down with management and draw up agreement 
on these details they could live with whatever goes on the Geary line. 
He said the union would have no problem with a three-door vehicle if 
a fare collector were provided on board. Of concern also is where the 
extra operators released from the Geary line would be utilized. 

Vice President Carey pointed out that, as Mr. Green stated, if the 
UMTA application is approved, the buses will not be available to San 
Francisco until late 1977 or possibly 1978. This would provide two 



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years in which to work out the administrative details. 

Carl Natvig, speaking as an individual, spoke in favor of the three- 
door version of articulated coach. This will speed up service; the 
faster ride will attract more passengers, which will generate more 
revenue. The additional patronage should cover additional operational 
cost, he said. 

Walter O'Donnell of Self Help for the Aging, restated his concern 
over operating out of three storage yards. 

Jack Oppenheimer, of CAP, stated he had been informed by CALTRANS 
(Cecil Smith) that April 14, 1976, was the deadline for the Municipal 
Railway to express its affirmative interest in participating in this 
project. 

Mr. Green and Merrill R. Cohn , project director, then clarified points 
raised. Regarding noise pollution, under the federal procurement 
specifications, the requirements of the manufacturer are more 
restrictive than those presently required by the State of California. 
As a courtesy to San Francisco, the bid opening date had been extended 
14 days from March 30 to April 13, 1976. The difference in cost 
between the two-door and three-door coach was estimated to be from 
$6,000 to $10,000 per coach. 

Commissioner Byrne moved approval of filing the grant application 
with UMTA for the purchase of the 35 articulated diesel motor coaches, 
with the stipulation that each be limited to two doors, and for the 
cost of painting 375 existing motor coaches to bring them into 
conformity with all new vehicles. Commissioner Flynn seconded. 
On roll call, Resolution No. 76-0087 was adopted, by a vote of 4 to 0. 

( A complete transcript of this hearing is on file with the Secretary 
in the offices of the Public Utilities Commission.) 



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Resolution No. 76-0101, approving professional services contract with 
W. A. v/ahler and Associates, Dam Consulting Engineers, for inspection 
and study of earthquake stability of Crystal Springs Dam. Total fee, 
$345,000. 

Water Department General Manager Arthur H. Frye , Jr., presented this 
item. Messrs. Wahler and Wulff of W. A. Jahler and Associates were 
present. 

Commissioner Flynn asked, "under the scope of the work as recited in 
this contract for a fee of $345,000 is it conceivable that something 
might occur that would cause a substantial increase in the cost of 
the contract as stated? 

Mr. Wulff replied it is conceivable that a change could occur, but it 
is also conceivable that a savings could occur. On the basis of 
past experience, without knowledge of the geological problems, they 
have tried to make provision in the cost estimate to provide for some 
of the unknowns. There are a number of things provided for that 
could prove not to be needed at all and could be cut out. The program 
has been spelled out in detail. It would be easy for anyone reviewinc- 



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the work as it progresses to tie in the cost estimate, he said. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if there was any contingency in the $345,000, 
Mr. Wulff said there are no contingencies. 

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Resolution No. 76-0106, approving filing of San Francisco's claim for 
transit aid funds available under State of California Transportation 
Development Act of 1971 (SB 325) for fiscal year 1976-77. 

Jack Oppenheimer commented that the Municipal Railway is in great 
need of operating assistance, as distinguished from capital funds, 
and this should be explored to the fullest. 

Dr. Christensen explained that the monies acquired from TDA of 19 71 
represent 1/4C of the sales tax which is applied to all items in the 
County of San Francisco. Those funds this year amount to $7.8 Million, 
the amount of the claim. The funds must be shared with other 
properties — A/C Transit, BART, Golden Gate Bridge Authority. Under 
the law 75 percent of the money must be applied to capital items. 
San Francisco uses the money for payments to the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation for the capital items 
obtained through that non-profit corporation. 

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Resolution No. 76-0107 — approving Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in amount $4,5 00 for fire protection equipment for 
certain Municipal Railway facilities. 

Mr. Oppenheimer said CAP is gratified to see this action taken, but 
wished to register the hope that in the future these necessary items 
for keeping the shop facilities up to date and in repair will not be 
piece-meal supplemental requests for funds but will be regularly 
budgeted items. 

Commissioner Flynn explained that this is the only way these 
requirements can be met. The items have been in the budget year in 
and year out. Ninety percent of what the Commission asks for in 
supplemental requests comes from what has been cut from the original 
budget. 

Commissioner Byrne stated that during his term on the Commission he 
has spent considerable time with the other Commissioners in going 
over every budget, and that there was not one single budget that had 
not been cut down by the Mayor and Board of Supervisors. Supplemental 
appropriations are a necessity; the Municipal Railway cannot operate 
without them. When the Board of Supervisors and Mayor go over the 
budget, they cut out indiscriminately. 

Commissioner Flynn said he would like CAP to go to the Board of 
Supervisors; CAP could help the Railway a great deal on this matter. 



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Commissioner Flynn also remarked that CAP has been constantly before 
the Commission raising issues and possibly not exploring the avenues 
available to them in working with staff. Commissioner Flynn pointed 
out that while the PUC meeting is open to the public, for those 
issues other than that specifically declared for public hearing, 
the audience is allowed to speak only at permission of the chair. 
He advised that CAP should use the mechanics available to them and 
work with staff rather than coming to the PUC on these items. 

Mr. Oppenheimer said he appreciated the Commissioner's remarks, and 
that every item they raised had first been discussed with the 
Municipal Railway staff. The reason CAP does this is they feel 
there is a virtue of using this open forum essentially so that 
people will hear about the items when CAP discusses them later. 
He said CAP will be very active at the budget level with the Mayor 
and Board of Supervisors. 



At 4:00 p.m. Vice President Carey ordered a short recess to permit 
Muni General Manager Green, Utilities General Counsel William F. 
3ourne, and TWU President Martin to confer further on the next item — 
MR Calendar Item 7, regarding approval of agreement between the PUC, 
Muni Railway, and TWU on modifications to Sections 19 and 20 
(Operators Injured on Duty and Operators Injured by Assault) , Salary 
Standardization Ordinance, and inclusion in the Memorandum of 
Understanding. 

This action was originally approved by telephone poll of the 
Commission on February 19, 1976, by 3 to 2 vote. Subsequently, 
disagreement developed between Muni and the TWU over certain 
language in the agreement. 

At 4:20 p.m. the meeting reconvened. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Douglass, 
the matter was opened for discussion. 

Mr. Green reported that agreement had still not been reached over 
certain language with reference to accidental injury and the date 
when payment should commence, and that it was necessary for the TWU 
attorney and Utilities General Counsel Bourne to confer before 
agreement could be reached as to acceptable language. 

Mr. Martin of the Union asked the Commission for time to reach the 
union attorney by telephone. 

This was granted, and during the interim the Commission continued the 
calendar. 



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Roll Call 



Mr. Green reported that through the assistance of Vice President 
Carey, a meeting that the Muni has requested with Police Chief Gain 
on the matter of Municipal Railway security and violence problems, 
has been arranged for Friday, February 27, 1976 at 4:30 p.m. 



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At Commissioner Flynn's request, Mr. Green presented a report on the 
status of the maintenance appropriation for the Muni's vehicle engine 
rehabilitation program. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manage r- Finance , 
reported on the status of the LRV being manufactured by Boeing-Vertol 
for the Muni Metro system. 

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Discussion on MR Calendar Item 7 resumed. Mr. Martin stated he was 
unable to reach the union attorney by telephone. 

After further discussion by the Commission on the time element, 
comments by Mr. Crowley as to the statistical impact of the difference 
in language, and consultation with the Utilities General Counsel, the 
opening motion and second by Commissioners Flynn and Douglass were 
withdrawn, and at the suggestion of Commissioner Carey the meeting was 
continued to 9:00 a.m. Thursday, February 26, 1976, to resume 
discussion. The continuation to Thursday was moved by Commissioner 
Byrne seconded by Commissioner Douglass, and unanimously approved. 

Thereupon the meeting recessed at 5; 00 p.m. to reconvene at 9:00 a.m. 
on Thursday, February 26, 1976. 



On February 26, 1976, at 9:00 a.m., following roll call at which all 
Commissioners were present, Commission President Berman called for 
continuation of discussion of MR Calendar Item #7 — the agreement 
between the PUC, MR and TWU on modifications to Sections 19 and 2 
of the Salary Standardization Ordinance and inclusion in the 
Memorandum of Understanding. 

Utilities General Counsel Bourne advised the Commission that inasmuch 
as a poll vote had been taken on the item and it was now up for 
ratification, if the Commission wished to change the agreement content 
in any way, the original action should be rescinded. Upon motion 
of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, the Commission 
unanimously rescinded its earlier approval of February 19, 19 76. 

Mr. Green then reported that following a meeting yesterday attended 
by Lawrence B. Martin and Irwin Leff, TT-7U attorney, Mr. 3ourne, 
Mr. Green and George Duarte , Muni Deputy General Manager-Operations, 
a change in Paragraph 2 of Page 1 of the five-page agreement signed 
on February 17, 1976, was agreed upon. He read the changed paragraph, 
under "Injury on Duty" 

"An operator incapacitated for any kind of available work as 
a result of accidental injury sustained in the course of 
his employment will be allowed for such period or periods 
during such incapacity as may be determined, as hereinafter 
provided, the amount according to the regular schedule and 
at the regular rate of pay which he was receiving prior to 
the period of incapacity, less the amount of any workmen's 
compensation payable to him under the provisions of the 



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Workmen's Compensation law, provided, however, that if, 
in the opinion of the General Manager, the facts prove that 
action of the employee contributed to causing the injury, 
or the employee regularly abused the compensation supplement 
provision, the supplemental amounts to be received by the 
operator will not commence until the fourth day of absence." 

Mr. Green said the key v/ords were, "...provided, however, that if, 
in the opinion of the General Manager, the facts prove that action 
of the employee contributed to causing the injury, or the employee 
regularly abused the compensation supplement provision..." 

Discussion followed during which Mr. Martin stated he is in agreement- 
that abuse of the program does not help the union's case either. 

Commissioner Byrne asked Mr. Green if he would have any problems 
acting in the capacity of determining "regular abuse" inasmuch as he 
was a "passive" member of the TWU. Mr. Green said he would not. 

Commissioner Byrne moved acceptance of the new agreement and adoption 
of the resolution of approval, Commissioner Carey seconded, and 
Resolution No. 76-0086 was unanimously adopted. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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MINUTES 



-^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 









Room 282, City Hall 
2:30 p.m. 



March 9, 1976 



COMMISSIONERS 
Henry E. Berman, President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Flora G. Douglass 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:30 p.m. 

Present: Commis si oners Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Flora G. 
Douglass 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held February 24 , 
1976 which recessed at 5:00 p.m. and reconvened at 9:00 a.m. 
February 26, 1976 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 

NO. following resolution was adopted: 

76-0109 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 52 7 - Construction 

o* underground duct system in Ashbury, Fillmore, 
Cnurch, 18th and other streets 

Vcie: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0110 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 539 - Repairing and 

painting trolley ana street lighting poles on 
Van Ness Avenue between Market and North Point 
Streets 

Vote: Ayes-Berman. Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0111 H Award - HH Contract No. 526 - Construction of 

underground duct system in McAllister Street 
from Divisadero to Leavenworth Streets - 
R. Flatland Company cf San Mateo - $24 8,4 30.00 

Vote: Ayes-Eerman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0112 H Approving and authorizing the General Manager 

cf Public Utilities to e:cecute letter-agreement 
adjusting the wheeling charges established under 
"Amendment Agreement" between City and Pacific 
Gas and Electric Company 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne,. the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0113 H Authorizing settlement of litigated claim of 

City (Hetch Hetchy) v. "Kulchin-Uagner, et al 



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Superior Court Ho. 670-0 73, by acceptance of 
$4,718 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0114 H Approving collection of damage claims - Bureau 

of Light, Heat and Power - Month of January 1976 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

Cn notion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0115 H Award - HH Contract No. 5 31 - Construction of 

Kark^t Street Subway electrification system, 
Duboce Junction to Eureka Station - Amelco 
Electric, San Francisco - $195,42 8.00 

Vote: Ayes-Benr.an, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0116 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal - 

Construction of new street lighting system - 
Outer Richmond and Outer Sunset areas. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0117 H Approving Department of Public • orks ' proposal - 

Construction of new street lighting system - 
Vallejo Street stairway froir Montgomery to 
Kearny Cureei-s. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0118 W Award - WD Contract Kc. 1695 - Laying of ductile 

iron mains in Washington, Filbert, and Leavenworth 
Streets- Dalton Construction Co. - $49,200.00 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0119 W Award - WP Contract No. 1697 - Laying of ductile 

iron nain_in Filbert Street between Gough and 
Scott Streets - Underground Construction Company 
$135,672.50 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglas; 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0120 W Authorizing settlement of litigated claim of 

City (Water Department) v. Henry C. Beck Co. , 
Municipal Court No. 707-0 46 by acceptance of 
$1,000 from Henry C. Bed; Co. and S750 from 
Spencer, White & Prentis , Inc 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

On moticr of Flyr.u, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0121 W Approving collection of Water Department claims 

tor damages - Month of February 19 76 

Vote: Ayes-Dermaii, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglas.: 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0109-MR Approving payment of claims against the 

Municipal Railway - Total amount $13,050.00 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglasc 

Copies of the above resolutions are en file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



PUBLIC HEARING - To consider the revision of the schedules of rates 

to be charged by the San- Francisco Water Department. 

Kenneth R. Boyd, Water Department Assistant General Manager-Operations 
and Maintenance, explained the proposed revision of rates and charges 
and the need for additional revenues to fund the 1976-77 budget of 
the San Francisco Water Department. 

)n January 13, 1976, the Public Utilities Commission adopted a 15 per 
-ent increase in the Schedule of Rates and Charges commencing July 1, 
L976, in order to assure sufficient revenue. 

The Board of Supervisors rejected the proposed 15 per cent increase 
>n February 9, and suggested the establishment of a householder's 
liscount or "lifeline rate" be explored, as well as tne possible 
release of the $2,900,000 of Water Department funds held because of 



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the litigation resulting from a prior proposed rate increase. The 
reservation of the $2, 900, COO resulted from a preliminary injunction 
issued by the U.S. District Court in October, 19 74. The court order 
also restrained differential rates which were to be established 
between suburban resale customers and San Francisco customers. 

Mr. Boyd apprised the Commission of the staff actions taken in 
response to a letter from the Clerk of the Board, written at the 
request of Supervisor Robert H. Mendelsohn, that the "...Commission 
explore the possibility of granting a householder's discount which 
could also be termed a "lifeline rate..." 

Mr. Boyd noted that "householders ' discounts" and/or "lifeline rates" 
have been reviewed by the San Francisco Water Department. Both of 
these rate types appear to be sociological in nature by definitions 
which they were able co obtain. As a result, the Water Department 
cannot make recommendations as to these specific types of rates under 
present utility rate fixing law. 

Such lav; requires equal treatment, ratevise, of users in the same 
general category and classification. Presently and historically those 
who may be eligible for such special rates are within our "residential 
classification. A comprehensive cost of service, commodity and demand 
study should be made to determine the basis for any such special rates 
Obviously a change in law v/ould overcome the difficulty as is the 
case today with certain gas and electric rates as well as water rates 
in Los Angeles. 

Mr. Boyd reported that in the short time available to review and 
analyze a new rate structure incorporating "housenold discount" or 
"lifeline," it was noted that the Water Department was cutting back 
on one type of capital improvement program. After a temporary pause 
during 1975-76, the "Service Renewal Program" was permanently reduced 
by $300,000 in tne 1976-77 budget. This work is a direct cost factor 
in the "residential" consumer class. Some reduction, therefore, in 
rates in the residential class appears in order. 

As a result, it was the Water Department recommendation to the 
General Manager of Public Utilities on Ilarch 1, 1974, that the highest. 
priced (and lowest volume) rate block be divided into two segments, 
one of up to 300 cubic feet, the other of 301 to 3,000 cubic feet. 
It further recommends tnat the rate per 100 cubic feet be set at 
30 cents for all rater used up to and including 300 cubic feet. 
In order to maintain uniformity, the new rate would apply to all 
customers . 

Mr. Boyd noted that no public interest in "householder's discount," 
"lifeline," "single rate block," etc. was expressed until the 15 per 
cent rate increase was in the hands of the Board of Supervisors. 
Additional revenues are needed July 1, 1976. The actions required of 
the Public Utilities Commission and the Board of Supervisors together 
with Charter-imposed time limits do not leave time to make a full 
exploration of these ideas and their impact on water rates, Boyd said. 
If such exploration is required and if funds are made available the 
Water Department will, of course, undertake the study and furnish 
reports. A reasonable schedule might allow final findings ten to 
twelve months after funds are available. Public input could oe 
expected to use two or three months if neighborhood groups are to 
participate. 



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It was therefore, the Water Department's recommendation that 
contingent upon release of $2,900,000 of reserved f unds : the first 
300 cubic feet or less monthly in the present 0-3300 Rate Block be 
priced at 30 cents per hundred cubic feet; thereafter all water 
rates be raised 5 per cent to the nearest 1/1000 of 1 cent; and all 
other rates and charges be increased 5 per cent to the nearest 5 centr 
and that the 0-300 cubic feet lower rate not apply to Schedule W-4, 
"Dock and Shipping Supply." 

On March 4, however, Mr. Boyd said, staff was able to put forth 
further information, some not fully substantiated, concerning 
householders' discount and lifeline rates. 

Lifeline Rates 

The State Public Utilities Commission with respect to private gas 
and electric companies appears to consider the lifeline volume of 
gas and lifeline quantity of electricity as that amount which is 
necessary to supply the minimum energy needs of the average 
residential user for the following end uses: space and water heat- 
ing, lighting, cooking and food refrigerating with possible 
consideration of a differential in need caused by seasons. Rates 
for lifeline amounts under this definition would not be increased 
until the serving utilities averaged system rates for energy is 
increased by more than 25 per cent over the January 1, 1976, rate 
level. 

With respect to the private utilities, the California Public 
Utilities Commission in October, 1975, began proceedings leading 
to adoption of lifeline allowances and determination of what these 
allowances should be for gas and electricity needs. Hearings on 
the matter have been scheduled in six areas of the State, the last 
of which will be in San Francisco, Monday, April 26, 1976. 

Mr. Boyd said as a result of the above factors, it appears fair to 
state that while the lifeline principle is adopted in part by the 
State Public Utilities Commission, the appropriate quantities needed 
have not been determined. 

Obviously the definition of water needs under "lifeline" can only be 
fully and fairly established after much public input and expert 
advice as to the volumes of water necessary for basic human function- 
ing and the limits (if any) of qualification for such rate. 

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has, since November 9, 
1975, been granting a lifeline water service discount to certain 
residential users who are sixty-two years of age or older and where 
the combined adjusted gross income to all members of the household 
in which the customer resides is less than $7,500 per calendar year. 
If these conditions are met, there is a 50 per cent reduction on all 
charges for the first 900 cubic feet of water per month. 

Within the time the matter has been examined, no other water utilities 
have been found who are granting a lifeline rate. 

On Thursday, March 4, 1976, representatives of the Citizens Action 
League met with the Utilities and Water Department staffs. During 
the discussions it appeared that the League request concerning 
lifeline rates in San Francisco would be all residential and house- 
hold water needs, whether by the owner or by the tenant, up to and 



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including the first 900 cubic feet of water per month. They further 
stated that these units of water could be priced at 30 cents per 
100 cubic feet, but that there should be no increase in this rate 
group until overall Water Department costs required a 25 per cent 
increase in the remaining rate structure. The group indicated 
that it was not the Citizens Action League's desire to impose 
difficulties on residential ard householders users outside San 
Francisco. They felt that any additional revenue needed to replace 
revenue lost through this type of lifeline rate should be made up 
from all other volumes of water sold within San Francisco. 

Mr. Boyd stated that within the limit of time available, it appears 
that if 9 units per month were to be sold at 30 cents per 100 cubic 
feet, all additional water sold would require an increase in rates 
of about 11-1/2 per cent. If the same conditions prevailed and 
7 units of water were the lifeline, the increase in San Francisco 
would be approximately 8 per cent. In either condition these 
possible rate increases would leave the suburban suggested rate 
increase at 5 per cent. 

Householders' Rates 

The assumed meaning is to provide a lower rate and/or charge for 
water and service to householders than would apply to commercial, 
industrial, and possibly resale customers. This concept again 
requires public input and expert work to clearly define eligibility. 
If the intent is to incluae all "householders" within San Francisco, 
an immediate difficulty is encountered in passing such a reduced 
household saving to those people within the City who rent flats and 
apartments. The water piping common to multi-unit dwellings would 
require massive and costly overhaul if each dwelling unit were to 
be metered separately. 

A determination should be made as to whether a limited amount of 
water in all residences and whether the number of residents in the 
dwelling is a factor, as it might be in case of "lifeline" rates. 

Consideration should be given as to whether the householder's 
discount does not already exist by virtue of the lower charges to 
San Francisco residential customers when compared to the residential 
charges for water vended by our resale customers. 

To avoid possible lawsuits which would delay the actual implementa- 
tion of household discounts or lifeline rates, the legal questions 
connected with various possible definitions of either rate should 
be fully explored. 

A review of the impact of the various possibilities on the revenues 
of the Water Department and any necessary adjustment in rates and 
charges to other classes and categories of water users must be 
examined and should be publicly reviewed before a final decision 
is made. 

It is believed that any such rate once adopted would be most 
difficult to change, at lease by increased costs within the rate, 
when once established. Obviously public dissatisfaction would 
result if a hasty and too generous decision were made which required 
later retrenchment. 

In the event that State law is broadened into water utilities with 
respect to lifeline, it is probable that many possible legal 
difficulties would be removed. 



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Mr. Boyd reported that as a result of considering the above-noted 
situations and problems and with the help of the Board cf Supervisors 
in freeing the reserved $2,900,000, the Water Department has-been 
able to put together a new Schedule of Rates and Charges. 

While the new schedule does not include either a householder's 
discount or lifeline rate, it does result in "holding the line" for 
the forthcoming fiscal year. The actual differences in cost to user? 
of water who ordinarily buy no more than 7 units per month varies 
from an increase of 4 cents per month through reductions of 2-1/2 
cents per month and back to an increase of not more than 6 cents 
per month. 

In the event that a policy decision to further explore householder's 
discounts and/or lifeline rates is made, the Water Department 
recommends that funds be made available both for the temporary 
employment of four additional competent personnel and for a 
professional servicer contract ie3dinj to .recommendations for charges 
for services. 

Mr. Boyd displayed a comparison chart which showed the effect of a 
5 per cent increase in rates for all water used above 300 cubic 
feet, the effect of the original 15 per cent increase, and the 
comparison of each with the present rate:;. 

He also presented a comperi son chart cf randomly selected San Mateo 
County consumer charges as opposed to present San Francisco rates 
and the cost of water applicable after a 5 per cent rate increase. 
Water rates from Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda Counties were 
also included in the comparison; however, these three water 
utilities do not buy their water supply 'from San Francisco, Generally. 
San Frruicisco water rates were below the averages of the surrounding 
counties. 

In response to a request by Supervisor Mendelsohn for information 
relating to lowering the proposed 30-cent, 3-Unit Block to 25 cents 
per unit, Mr. Boyd presented a chart showing the reduction of Water 
Department revenues when the unit cost (100 cubic feet) is lower 
than the proposed new rate. At 25 cents for 3 units across the 
board, the income is reduced by $514,200. This is an additional 
$285,000 decrease in revenue beyond the $229,000 decrease resulting 
from the proposed 30-cent rate. The net effect would require an 
additional rate increase from 5 per cent to 6 per cent. 

Supervisor Mendelsohn appeared before the Commission to explain the 
Board of Supervisor's position and reasons for returning the matter 
for consideration of a "life line ,: rate. He sr.id the 3oard does not 
wish to "play ping pong" and continue ^ending the rate proposal back. 

Two factors concern the Board: 1) With the additional $2.9 million 
being made available to the Water Department, the first-proposed 
15 per cent increase will not be needed. It will be something less; 
something in the 5 per cent to 10 per cent bracket. 2) The larger 
users pay a lot less than small users. 

The Supervisors suggested the PUC explore a "lifeline" concept — a 
small user's discount, a home owner's and renter's discount. 
Supervisor Mendelsohn said he would like to see something like 25 cent 
per 100 cubic feet for the first 300 cubic feet. He suggested 
strong consideration be given to the CAL proposal of 30 cent? per " 1 00 
for the first 9 00 cubio feet. 



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Commissioner Berman expressed concern as to whether the CAL proposal 
really is within the definition of feeling of what a "lifeline" rate 
amounts to in taking care of the sociological and economical problems 

that are prevalent in any large community and whether the 

opportunity would then be lost to explore a real "lifeline" rate 
somewhere down the line where people really need that kind of 
attention and help. 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said the point was well taken. However, the 
difference between the two approaches is not all that major. The 
30 cents per 100 cubic feet for the first 300 cubic feet is an 
abnormally small amount, and very few people actually use that little 
water. He said the 900 cubic feet at 30 cents is not too much to 
ask if the City is going to do something that will really have some 
effect on a broad group of San Francisco middle and low-income home 
owne rs . 

It is not unusual for those with lawns and gardens to go over 900 
cubic feet. He said 300 cub: c feet is a step in the right direction, 
but it is just toe low. i'he Board is alL>o concerned that the 
Department of Public Works in order to handle its tremendous sewerage 
responsibilities may be coming back for an increase in the service 
charge. 

Laverna Canatela, Chairman of the -later Rate Committee of the Citizens 
Action League, 1161 Mission Straet, San Francisco, presented the CAL 
proposal. 

1. The highest priced, (and lowest volume) rate block should 

be divided into two blocks, one of up to 9 00 cubic feet, the 
other of 901 to 3,000 cubic feet. 

2. The rate per 100 cubic feet for this initial block should be 
set at 30 cents for all water used up to and including 900 
cubic feet. This rate would apply to all customers. 

3. The 30 cent rate per 100 cubic feet for this initial block of 
up to 900 cubic feet should be fixed until such time as the 
average system rate per 100 cubic feet rises to 30 cents per 
100 cubic feet. 

Ms. Canatela said this proposal of first block of 900 cubic feet for 
the lifeline rate was unanimously endorsed by the Council of the 
Catholic Committee for Aging. 

Ken McEldowney of Consumer Advocates, 26-7th Street, San Francisco, 
spoke in support of the rate of 30 cents per 100 for the first 900 
cubic feet, as proposed by CAL. 

David J. Miller, representing Bay Area Water Users Assn., said there 
is in effect at the present time an injunction issued by a Federal 
court which would indicate any additional rate increases or adjust- 
ments must be uniform in nature. They are prepared to cooperate in 
every possible way, and would not object to the proposal made by the 
Water Department staff even though, in effect, it would create a 
slight differential in rate and there would be a factual question. 
However, at this time they would not support extending the lifeline 
rate to the first 900 cubic feet. They feel the Peninsula would then 
be subsidizing the lifeline in San Francisco--it would not be uniform-- 
and they would have to pursue rights issued by the Federal court if 
it were extended beyond the first 300 cubic feet. 



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On being questioned by the Commission, Mr. Miller stated that while 
they feel there is some slight differential exemplified in the 300 
cubic foot lifeline, they would be willing to stipulate in court 
that invoking the 300 cubic foot lifeline would not constitute a 
violation of the preliminary injunction, but if San Francisco went 
beyond that and sought to get into the 900 cubic foot figure, they 
would have to insist that it is a factual violation. They feel 
their residential users would not be receiving the same benefit 
that San Francisco users would be obtaining, and for that reason they 
believe there would be a differential for the users of the same type 
of facility. 

Marguerite Warren of 1746-32nd Avenue, San Francisco, asked how long 
the staff's suggested rate would cover the Water Department costs. 
Mr. Boyd said the Water Department this (coming fiscal) year needs 
$4-1/2 million. The released $2.9 million and the proposed rate 
increase will cover these costs for one year. The Water Department 
does not foresee any decrease in costs of materials and operations 
in the coming year; therefore, it seems reasonable that next year 
there will be need for another rate increase to provide the necessary 
capital, as the 2.9 million is a "one-shot deal." 

Ms. Warren said she objects to the placing of a one-year charge by 
the Water Department, and that the City should think of the future 
and how much will be required for next year. She also felt some 
consideration should be given to the people of San Francisco who 
would not need to provide and operate such large-type facilities 
if the water were not furnished to th^ Peninsula. 

Commissioner Flynn moved that the Commission defer action at this 
time and continue the public hearing to its next regular meeting 
on March 23, in order to allow time for additional information. 
Commissioner Carey seconded. 

On discussion, Water Department General Manager Arthur H. Frye, Jr., 
said that to defer the matter for two weeks would insure that the 
commencement date of any increase would not be on July 1, 19 76. 
He recommended passage of the revision now, with the understanding 
that a study be made before next year, either in-house with additional 
personnel or by hiring a consultant. 

Commissioner Berman said he would endorse the concept of a lifeline 
rate; but is unsure whether the proposal by CAL is actually a 
lifeline rate or only a movement to avoid raising the water rate. 

On roll call the motion to continue the hearing two weeks to March 23, 
passed by a vote of 4-1, with Commissioner Berman voting "no." 



general Manager of Public Utilities items: 

lr. Crowley stated that some of the rancher lessees of the watershed 
>roperties in Alameda County are suffering from the drought and are 
seeking relief. A study is being made. 

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Roll Call; 

At Commissioner Carey's request, Municipal Railway General Manager 
Curtis E. Green reported on the meetings with Police Chief Gain and 
his staff on the matter of violence and vandalism problems on the Mun: 
T-7hile the Police Commission and the Mayor's Office have not approved 
the $550,000 to establish a Muni Security detail within the Police 
Department, Chief Gain has assigned more police personnel to Muni 
problems . 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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r ! I :U' T E S 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AMD COUNTY OF SAM FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 2 82, City Hall 
SPECIAL MEETING 

| March 19, 1976 

8:30 a.m. 

COMMISSIONERS 
Henry E. Berman, President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Flora G. Douglass 



DOCUMENTS 

MAY 7 1976 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order 
Present : 



8:30 a.m. 

Commissioners Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey, 
Flora G. Douglass 

Commissioners H. We It on Flynn and Joseph P. 
Byrne arrived at 8:50 a.m. 



Purpose of Meeting: 



Ratification of resolution adopted by telephone 
poll of the Commission on March 10, 1976, amend- 
ing the terms of the bid specifications for the 
San Francisco Municipal Railway five-year 
transit advertising contract commencing July 1, 
1976. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



76-0122 M 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission 
on March 10, 19 76. 

Reducing amount of the non-cancellable surety 
bond from $300,000 to $200,000 required for the 
Muni five-year transit advertising contract ; and 
extending the bid-opening date to 2:00 p.m. 
March 19, 1976. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0123 M Reducing the term of the $200,000 surety bond 

from 5 years to 3 years, to be renewed six months 
prior to expiration for the remaining 2 years, 
for the Muni five-year transit advertising 
contract; and extending the bid-opening date 
to 2:00 p.m., March 23, 1976. Same bonding 
requirements to apply should option to extend 
be exercised. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Douglass 

Copies of the resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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John D. Crowley, General Manager of Public Utilities, reviewed pending 
bidding procedures for the transit advertising agreement for the 
Municipal Railway. The term is for a period of five years, 
commencing July 1, 19 76, with an option to extend the contract for 
another five years after termination on July 1, 19 81. The deadline 
for submission of bids was set for no later than 2:00 p.m., March 12, 
1976. 



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Mr. Crowley stated that one of the potential bidders had requested 
that the size of the surety bond be reduced from $300,000 to $200,000, 
and the later requested that instead of a five-year non-cancellable 
bond, it be reduced to one year "tapering" type of bond in the amount 
of liability. 

In the interest of enabling additional advertising agencies to bid 
on the contract so that City can secure the most competitive bidding 
possible, staff recommended modifying the amount of the bond from 
$300,000 to $200,000, and extending the bid-opening date to March 
19, 1976, so that this specification change might be circulated. 
The Commission approved this amendment to the contract terms by 
telephone poll on March 10, 19 76, by a vote of 4 to 1. (Commissioner 
Carey dissenting.) 

Insofar as the reduction of the bond term from 5 years to a one-year 
tapering type, Mr. Crowley said he did not feel that the -City's 
protection in case of the successful bidder's default, should be 
lessened to this extent... to taper to an amount less than $200,000 
to coincide with the liability. There is always a potential of 
$200,000 liability, he said. 

Commissioners Flynn and Byrne arrived at 8:50 a.m., and President 
Berman then called upon the interested bidders present who stated 
they wished to speak. 

Steve Strauss, President of Transit Ads Incorporated, #2 Kansas Street 
San Francisco, stated he was appreciative of the Commission's 
consideration to widen the field of bidders by modifying the surety 
bond amount. He stated that their accounting firm has advised them 
that the bonding companies have now evidenced reluctance to issue 
the required performance bond for three reasons: 

1. The increased amount ($200,000 to $300,000). 

2. The length of time they are exposed (5 years, potentially 10, 
non-cancellable) . 

3. The full value of the bond is in jeopardy as liquidated damages, 
rather than the amount of the non -performance. 

He said that in order for other than the two large public companies 
to bid, a revision of requirements as follows would be necessary: 

1. Bond amount $200,000. 

2. Bond to be cancellable (concessionnaire would of course replace 
the bond or be in default) . 

3. Bond to apply to amount of default only. 

General discussion followed in which all Commissioners participated, 
as well as Utilities General Counsel William F. Bourne, Mr. Crowley, 
Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager, Finance, and 
James H. Leonard, Public Service Director. Commissioners Flynn and 
Carey questioned Mr. Strauss extensively. 

Paul Phillips and Ross Barrett of Metro Transit Advertising, the 
holder of the current Muni advertising contract, were present. 
Mr. Phillips cited a comparison of other large markets in the country 
where five-year bonds were required under similar contracts--Boston J , 



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Philadelphia, Cleveland. He pointed out that the bid opening date 
had already been extended to two o'clock this afternoon. He stated 
that further delay due to additional changes in the specifications 
would work a hardship on his company, and urged the bid opening 
proceed this afternoon so they could get on with their business 
"of selling advertising so as to develop revenue for San Francisco 
under their present contract." 

Commissioner Carey stated there were two areas the Commission should 
consider: 1) The possibility that if the bids were opened today 
and only a limited number of proposals were submitted, in the case 
of all bids being rejected the figures would be exposed. This would 
be an inequity. 2) There may be other firms in a similar situation 
as Transit Ads, and the possibility the subject limitations in the 
bid specifications might not grant an opportunity to these others 
to bid. 

He thereupon recommended that consideration be given to reducing the 
period of the $200,000 non-cancellable surety bond to three years, 
to be renewed six months prior to expiration of the remaining two 
years of the contract. 

Following discussion, during which it was pointed out that the same 
conditions should prevail in the event the option to extend the 
contract another five years was exercised, on motion of Commissioner 
Carey, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, Resolution No. 76-0122 was 
ratified. 

Then, on motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
the Commission unanimously adopted Resolution No. 76-012 3, reducing 
the terms of the surety bond and fixed the following terms; 

A three-year non-cancellable surety bond, rather than five years, in 
the amount of $200,000, to be renewed six months prior to the 
expiration of the bond for an additional two years in the same face 
amount. Should the Commission exercise the option to extend the 
advertising contract for an additional five years, the same bonding 
requirements would prevail. 

The Commission additionally extended the bid deadline date from 

2:00 P.M., Friday, March 19, 1976 to 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 26, 1976 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED (9:35 a.m.) 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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n x w u i r, t> 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AN D COUNTY OF, SAN FRANCISCO 

George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Rocm 2 82, City Hall 
2:30 p.m. 



DOCUMENTS 

7 1976 



l March 2 3, 1976 



COMMISSIONERS 
Henry E. Berman, President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Flora G. Douglass 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 
Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Safety 
Transportation 



John D. .Cro'viey 

GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Flora G. 
Douglass 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held March 9, 
19 76 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn , the 

NO. following resolution was adopted as amended: 

76-0124 W Approving revised Schedules of Rates to be 

charged by the San Francisco Water Department for 
water service in San Francisco and suburban areas 
effective July 1, 1976. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0125 H Bid Call - HH Contract No. 514 - Replacement 

of Moccasin Administration Building heating 
system. 

Vote: Ayes-Be rrnan, Carey, Flynn, By me, Doug lass 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0126 H Award - HH Contract No. 541 - Reconditioning 

and painting 5 8 steel transmission towers along 
Moccasin-Newark transmission line - $56,260.00 - 
Frank Brown, Painting Contractor of Marysville 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0127 H Approving excess Modification #1 - HH Contract 

No. 52 8 - Provide funds for revised foundation 
work at Judah Substation to construct the 
Laguna Honda and Judah Substations - $3,283.63 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0128 H Approving excess Modification #1 - HH Contract 

No. 494 - Provide funds for substitution in 
primer paint coat for replacing, repairing and 
painting steel trolley poles. 



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Votti : Ayes -Herman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Doug lass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0129 H Requesting immediate filling of vacated 

position of Class 5212 Principal Civil Engineer 
Hetch Hetchy Project 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0130 H Supplemental Appropriation - $2,346 - Salary 

adjustment for two positions 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0131 H Supplemental Appropriation - $550,000 - Provide 

for deficit in Bureau of Light, Heat and Power 
appropriation for public building lighting. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0132 H Approving damage claims - Month of February 19 76 

Bureau of Light, Heat and Power 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

I'.ie following resolution was adopted February 10, 
1976, in executive session under Attorney-Client 
privilege : 

76-0132A W Approving settlement of litigated claim of 

McGuire & Hester Construction Company - 
Superior Court No. 659, 279 f against SFWD, in 
amount of $285,000. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0133 W Supplemental appropriation - $235,000 - To 

provide additional funds for settlement of 
litigated claim of McGuire & Hester, Contractor - 
WD Contract #152 3 - Laying of mains in Market 
Street between Steuart Street and Powell Street 
Station. 

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Vote; Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn , Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0134 W Approving land exchange between San Francisco 

Water Department and the City of San Carlos of 
certain properties located within the Crystal 
Springs watershed - Directing Director of 
Property to prepare the necessary legislation. 

Vote; Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0135 W Approving write-off accounts receivable - 

Month of January 19 76 - Water Department 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0136 M Authorizing General Manager of Public Utilities 

to execute a letter agreement with Pacific Gas 
and Electric Company regarding relocation of 
PG&E electric facilities to accommodate 
relocation of Muni facilities 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0137 M Approving amendment to Transit Improvement 

Program agreement with DeLeuw, Cather & Company 
for the design of Twin Peaks tunnel repairs. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0138 M Approving excess Modification #2 - $882 - 

increasing the size of the circuit breaker 
specified for Forest Hill Station main switch- 
board under MR Contract No. 62 2 R 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0139 M Approval of Muni/BART maintenance agreement and 

BART work order to the City for signalization 
and electrification systems in the subway. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0140 M Approving compromise and collection of damage 

claims and write-off accounts receivable - 
Month of February 19 76 - Municipal Railway 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0141 M Approving payment of claims - Month of February 

19 76 - Municipal Railway 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Doug lass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
folioi'/ing resolution was adopted: 

76-0142 M Supplemental appropriation - $4,064 - To fund 

two new position classifications in Municipal 
Rail'./ ay 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0143 M Completion of Professional Services contract 

with Eckbo, Dean, Austin and Williams, Landscape 
Architects - Landscape design of streetcar 
right-of-way on Junipero Serra Boulevard - 
Final payment, $659.29 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0144 M Completion of professional services contract - 

Towill, Inc. - Photogrammetric and surveying 
services of various streetcar and cable car 
lines. 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0145 M Completion of professional services contract - 

George S. Nolte and Associates - Surveying work 
within areas of various streetcar and cable 
car lines - $4,246.80, credit modification 

Vote; Ayes-Berman, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Douglass 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0122-UR Approving payment of claims against the 

Municipal Railway - Total amount, $48,230.84 

Vote: Ayes-Berman, Carey. Flynn, Byrne , Doug lass 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



PUBLIC HEARING (Continued from March 9, 1976 meeting) 

To consider the revision of the schedules of rates to be 
charged by the San Francisco Water Department. 

(On 3/9/76, the Water Department recommendation was that 
in order to provide the needed additional revenues to fund 
the 19 76-77 budget of the Water Department, that - contingent 
upon release of $2.9 Million of reserved funds - the rate per 
100 cubic feet be set uniformly at 30 cents for all water used 
up to and including 300 cubic feet? thereafter a 5 per cent 
increase in rates for all water used above 300 cubic feet.) 

Commissioner Berman opened the hearing by calling upon those in the 
audience who wished to speak. 

Laverna Canatela, Chairperson of the Water Rate Committee of the 
Citizens Action League, who presented the CAL proposal at the March 9 
meeting of 30 cents per 100 cubic feet for all water used up to and 
including 900 cubic feet, now presented a modified proposal of 30 cents 
per 100 cubic feet for all water used up to and including 600 cubic 
feet. This rate to apply to all customers. 

She said that passage of their original proposal for a lifeline rate 
was blocked by "a blatant threat" from Mr. David Miller to sue the 
water department if CAL's proposal were accepted. Since CAL did not 
believe that the policy of the Water Department, a public body, should 
be established by a law firm representing the interests of the very 
large water users, CAL contacted each of the Commissioners over the 
last two weeks, to discuss a meaningful "lifeline rate." As a result 
of the Commission's cooperation and helpful advice, CAL has modified 
its original proposal. 



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Ms. Canatela also reported that CAL further requested that the PUC 
should order the Water Department to do a study to determine the 
feasibility of fixing the 30 cents a unit rate for the initial block 
until such time as the average system rate per 100 cubic feet has 
risen to 30 cents per 100 cubic feet. 

Jim Horn, of CAL, emphasized the importance of the study which CAL 
hes proposed. He said it is grossly unfair for the smallest water 
users to be paying twice as much for the last unit of water as the 
largest water users, and said it is the responsibility of the Water 
Department to make proposals to rectify the inequities in the water 
rate system. 

The Commissioners discussed CAL's modified proposal with the water 
department staff. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn compared a 30C per unit rate structure 
for the average San Francisco household line of 5/8" at 3, 6, and 9 
units, and noted that 6 units has the greatest variance in charge. 

Present 
rate structur e CAL proposal 

3 units (100 cubic feet) $1.92 $1.90 

6 2.89 2.80 

9 3.37 3.82 

Water Department Assistant General Manager K. R. Boyd stated that 
between 75 and 80 per cent of the San Francisco water users would 
participate in this particular rate structure. 

He pointed out, however, that should the new 30C rate be established 
at 6 units, the percentage increase systemwide for all water used 
thereafter would have to be raised to 5.75 per cent in order to 
provide sufficient revenue to fund the 19 76-77 budget. 

Commissioner Carey moved that a uniform charge of 30<= per unit 
(100 cubic feet) of water used each month, to and including the 
first six units monthly, (except for Schedule W-4 "Docks and Shipping" 
be adopted, and that the rates for all other water used be increased 
by 5.75 per cent to the nearest 1/1000 of one cent, and all other, 
rates and charges be increased 5.75 per cent to the nearest 5 cents. 
He moved, further, that during the coming year the Commission study 
establishment of a customer discount rate and/or "lifeline" rate. 

Commissioner Flynn seconded the motion. 

On roll call, the Commission unanimously approved the revised 
schedule of rates and charges (Resolution No. 76-0124) , and directed 
the Water Department to proceed with an in depth "cost of service 
study," looking toward the implementation of a "life line "-type rate. 

Commissioner Byrne complimented the CAL organization for its active 
interest and campaigning to obtain lower rates for those who use less 
water than average. 



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The Commission adopted Resolution No. 76-0139 approving 

1) Agreement between the City and BART establishing respective 
duties relative to maintenance and repair of subway and other 
rapid transit facilities within San Francisco. 

2) Authorization for the design, construction, procurement, project 
management, and inspection of the Municipal Railway electrifica- '. . 
tion and signal systems to be performed by City in the subway 
structures being built by BART. 

3) Authorizing conveyance of an easement to BART for construction of 
a new West Portal Transit Station and reconstruction of West 
Portal Playground. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager-Finance, 
presented a detailed explanation to the Commission of this item. 

He said the maintenance agreement has been developed through many 
meetings of the PUC and BART staffs over the past two years. It 
represents a coordinated effort by BART and Muni to jointly operate 
within the subway system to include all tubes, stations, entries, 
exists, and associated grounds and appurtenances. It provides for 
janitorial services, repair work, liability, ownership, and use of 
BART or Muni solely controlled stations or areas and joint-use areas. 
The agreement is essential in order that the responsibility for 
implementation of functions and allocation of costs can be 
appropriately made when Muni begins operation within the subway. 

Dr. Christensen explained the financial arrangements with BART for 
the work order to City, and the transfer of funds in amount $626,000 
consisting of BART's obligation, for construction of Muni's signal 
and electrification system in the subway structures. 

Construction of the West Portal Station is included in the work that 
is BART's responsibility, and funding is in a Federal grant from 
UMTA to BART, Dr. Christensen explained. It is necessary for City 
to provide BART with an easement to the property upon which the 
West Portal Station and playground will be reconstructed since the 
Munx nas occupied property along the tracks and in the current 
station and has jurisdiction over this area. Agreement to the 
easement will permit the Transit Task Force to take the necessary 
action to obtain required approval by the Mayor and the Board of 
Supervisors of these documents ana easement, so that delayed 
construction on the station may begin as quickly as possible. 

Mr. Jack barron Project Manager of the Transit Task Force, described 
■he details of the r est Portal Station projoct using a seal*- ^odel. 



Communications : 
None 

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General Manager of Public Utilities Items; 

Mr. Crowley reported on the meeting of all City department heads 
called on March 22, 1976, by Mayor George R. Moscone, at which the 
Mayor discussed the fiscal problems of the City. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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^MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



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San Franciscan Hotel 
Nob Hill Room 
1231 Market Street, San Francisco 

2:30 p.m. 



April 27, 1976 



COMMISSIONERS 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order; 
Present: 



2:45 p.m. 

Commissioners Dennis V. Carey, H. Welton Flynn, 
Joseph P. Byrne, John F. Henning, Jr., Lydia 
Larsen 



Vice President Dennis V. Carey presided. 

The minutes of the special meeting of March 19, 1976, and regular 
meeting of the Commission held March 23, 19 76, were approved. 



SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS: 



Election of Officers for 1976 



The election of officers was delayed until conclusion of the calendar 
items . 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



76-0146 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission 
on April 9, 19 76: 

Award of MR Contract No. 620 — Track and Power 
Facilities on "K" Line, Ocean Avenue at Route 
2 80 Overpass - amount $328,820.00 - Homer J. 
Olsen, Inc. of Union City 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 



76-0147 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission 
on April 16, 1976? 

Award of MR Contract No. 618 — "J" Church Line 
Track Reconstruction, 18th to 22nd Street - 
amount $608,890 (excluding options) - Peter 
Kiewit Sons, Inc. of Concord 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 



76-0148 



GO 



On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission 
on April 15, 19 76: 

Approving supplemental budgets for fiscal 
year 1976-77 in total amount $1,996,421 



Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 
(Commissioner John Henning excused: 3:00 p.m.) 






76-0149 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Bid Call - WD Contract No. 16 77 — Improvements 
to Shop Facilities 



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Vote; Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne j Larson 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0150 W Supplemental appropriation - $870,000 from 
1972 Water Bond Fund for rehabilitation of 
Dumbarton pipeline bridge $470,000, and to 
clean and reline major pipelines $400,000 

Vote; Ayes -Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0151 W Supplemental appropriation - $65,120 - Postage, 
and contract work performed by Department of 
Public Works 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0152 W Supplemental appropriation - $3,285 - Additional 
funds for WD Contract No. 1663 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0153 W Authorizing settlement of litigated claim of 
Galina Amochaev vs CCSF (Water Department) , 
Superior Court No. 683,778 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Lars^ii 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0154 W Approving write-off of 16 uncollectible accounts 
receivable past due, total amount $4,072.93 

Vote: Ayes -Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larson 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0155 W Declaring surplus and authorizing sale of 0.281 
acre portion of WD Bay Division Pipeline No. 3 
right of way, Parcel 118-E, Milpitas 



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Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0156 W Approving collection of Water Department claims 
for damages - month of March 1976 - $589.60 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0157 W Setting Tuesday, May 25, 1976, 2:30 p.m. for 

public hearing re liens and special assessments 
for unpaid water service charges 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0158 W Approving write-off uncollectible accounts 

receivable - Water Department - month of February 
1976 - $9,258.20 

Vote: Ayes -Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0159 W Revocable Land Use Permit to City of Pleasantcn 
for disposal of liquid sewage effluent, grazing 
of livestock, and agricultural crops 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

(Commissioner Henning returned: 3:15 p.m.) 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0160 W Completion of WD Contract No. 1685 — Excavation 
and repaving for water service trenches; debit 
modification $2,174.58; final payment $39,784.57 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-oj.fii w Completion of WD Contract No. 1689 — Main Installa- 
tion in Divisadero and Duboce Avenue; debit modi- 
fication $2,449.00; final payment $4,298.50 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0162 H Supplemental appropriation - $2,000,000 - for 
purchase of power for resale $1,750,000, and 
to cover increased service charge for wheeling 
power $250,000 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0163 H Approving debit modification #3 of HH Contract 
No. 521 — Market Street Subway Electrification, 
Embarcadero Station to Duboce Portal - $13,232.72 
for catenary revisions, conduit supports and pull- 
box replacement 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0164 H Approving acquisition of property, amount $4,320, 
required for Fillmore electrical substation 
facilities 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0165 H Bid Call - HH Contract No. 554 — Construction of 
#47 Trolley Coach Loop at Army Street 

Vote? Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution xtfas adopted: 

76-0166 H Award of HH Contract No. 529 — Construction of 

Carl Substation Building and Equipment Installa- 
tion - amount $59 7,800 - S. J. Amoroso Construc- 
tion Co. , Inc. of Foster City 

Vote: Ayes -Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0167 H Approving debit modification #2 of HH Contract 
No. 528 — Construction of Laguna Honda and Judah 
Substation Buildings and Equipment Installation 
- $10,000 for alterations 



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Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-016 8 H Completion of professional services contract with 
Hydro Research Science., for model work in the 
design of a sand trap at Oakdale Portal; credit 
modification $18. 12;" final payment $4,580.22 

Vote*: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
folloitfing resolution was adopted: 

76-0169 H Award of HH Contract No. 52 7 — Underground Duct 
System in Ashbury, Fillmore, Church, 18th and 
Other Streets - $367,998.50 - The Lowrie Paving 
Company, Inc., of South San Francisco 

Vote: Ayes -Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0170 H Bid Call - BLHP Contract No. 192~Relamping of 
City-owned Street Lighting System, Fiscal Year 
1976-77 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0171 H Bid Call - BLHP Contract No. 19 3 — Maintenance and 
Repair of City-owned Street Lighting System, 
Fiscal Year 1976-77 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0172 H Approving collections of Bureau of Light, Heat & 
Power damage claims - month of March 1976 - 
amount $6 31.34 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0173 H Approving Redevelopment Agency's proposal for 
construction of new street lighting system in 
the Hunters Point Area 



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Vote; Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0174 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal 
for construction of new street lighting system 
on Maiden Lane 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0175 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal 
for construction of new street lighting system 
on Stevenson Street, 7th to 8th Streets 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0176 H Common Use Agreement between City and the State 
Department of Transportation re use of rights of 
way in realigning a portion of State Highway 120 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0177 H Approving debit modification of HH Contract No. 
525 — Underground Duct System in Sutter Street, 
Presidio to Leavenworth Streets - $22,000 for 
installation of 4" steel conduits at street 
intersections 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0178 M Bid Call - MR Contract No. 613— "N" Judah Line 
Track Reconstruction and Sewer Enlargement 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0179 M Cancelling bid call for MR Contract No. 614 — 

Fare Collection and Extraction System; authori- 
zing negotiation of a "sole source" contract 

Vote: Ayes -Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 



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On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0180 M Supplemental appropriation - $1,164 - Adjustment 
of wages for two positions of Class 7436 Painter 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0181 M Approving amendment to professional services 

agreement with International Engineering Company, 
Inc., increasing total payment from $653,559 to 
$854,017 for necessary consulting service during 
remaining construction period of the Muni Metro 
Rail Center 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

Resolution No. 76-01S2 not used 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0183 M Completion of MR Contract No. 621 — Additional 

Temporary Streetcar Storage Track at Upper Ocean 
Avenue Motor Coach Yard; final payment $10,730.70 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0184 M Award of contract for placing transit advertising 
on Municipal Railway vehicles, to Metro Transit 
Advertising, for a period of five years commencing 
July 1, 1976 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0185 M Lease of one Flyer Trolley Coach to the U.S. 
Department of Transportation, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, for testing 
purposes 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0185 M Approving settlement of litigated claim of 

Anne Tagore vs CCSF (Municipal Railway) , Superior 
Court No. 639-450 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0187 GO In memoriam - William F. Bourne - Utilities 
General Counsel, January 16, 1962 to 
April 24, 1976 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0146-MR Approving payment of claims against the 

Municipal Railway - Total amount, $40,69 4.99 

Vote: Ayes -Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Henning, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******* 

Commission Vice President Dennis V. Carey, presiding as Acting 
President of the Commission, announced that the regular meeting of 
Tuesday, April 13, 1976, was cancelled because of lack of a quorum. 
He opened the meeting with an official welcome to the two new 
Commission members, John F. Henning, Jr., and Mrs. Lydia Larsen. 
He also stated that the meeting would be adjourned in respect to the 
memory of the late Utilities General Counsel William F. 
Bourne, funeral services for whom were held today. Commissioner 
Carey then introduced Deputy City Attorney McMorris M. Dow to act 
as Utilities General Counsel. 

All members were present for roll call. 

Upon motion of Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne, seconded by Commissioner 
H. Welton Flynn, the minutes of the special meeting of March 18, 1976, 
and the minutes of the regular meeting of March 23, 1976 were approved 
upon motion of Commissioner Henning and seconded by Commissioner 
Larsen. Commissioner Carey then opened the regular Commission 
calendar with the call for election of officers. 

Commissioner Flynn nominated Vice President Dennis V. Carey to 
succeed to the office of president of the Commission; Commissioner 
Byrne seconded the motion. 

Commissioner Larsen nominated Commissioner Henning to the office of 
president, and Commissioner Henning seconded the motion, and then 
asked if the election of officers could be put over to the next 
meeting. 

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Commissioner Flynn stated that the election could not be put over . 
under terms of the "Rules of Order of the Public Utilities Commission, 
without advance public notice. The specific language of the Rules 
was requested of Commission Secretary Thomas G. Flynn, who stated 
that he did not have a copy of the "Rules of Order" with him, but 
would arrange immediately to obtain one. 

Commissioner Byrne pointed out when former Commissioner Henry E. 
Berman was elected president, the same question came up and at that 
time Mr. Bourne had stated that the mesting could not be put over. 
Commissioner Flynn then said that the Commission could suspend the 
"Rules of Order," or the notice would have to be used. Acting 
President Commissioner Carey then suggested that the Commission go 
on with the calendar matters and return to the matter of the election 
later in the meeting when Secretary Flynn was able to obtain a copy 
of the "Rules of Order," and copies of the minutes of the PUC meeting 
in which former Commissioner Berman was elected president. 



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Resolution No. 76-0154, approving write-off of 16 uncollectible 
accounts receivable more than 90 days past due, total amount 
$4,072.93, not eligible for processing through Water Department 
established lien procedure. 

Presiding Vice President Carey asked Water Department General 
Manager Arthur H. Frye for an explanation on this item for the 
benefit of the two new commissioners. 

Mr. Frye explained that the 16 bills were not taken care of promptly 
and at the proper time because of a tremendous turnover in clerical 
help. The chief of the responsible section changed 6 to 7 times in t" 
the last few years, and the properties involved have changed ownership 
effectively making the accounts uncollectible. 

The resolution was passed by full vote of the Commission. 

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Resolution No. 76-0159, covered approval for execution of 489-acre 
revocable Water Department Land Use Permit to the City of Pleasanton 
for disposal of liquid sewage effluent, grazing of livestock, and 
agricultural row and field crops, term 5 years terminating January 1, 
1981, annual rental, $41,865 plus reimbursement of taxes and 
assessments; all subject to rental review as of January 1, 1978. 

Presiding Vice President Carey asked for an explanation on this item 
from Water Department General Manager Arthur H. Frye. 

Mr. Frye explained that the City of Pleasanton has the present 
permit for 251 acres for disposal of sewage effluent, grazing of 
livestock, and construction of holding ponds. Subsequent to the 
execution of the 251 acres, the City of Pleasanton requested that 
it be permitted to utilize an additional 238 acre adjacent parcel, 
which was then being leased to a Mr. Gene Dana. Since then, a lease 
has been negotiated and the City of Pleasanton is currently not in 
default on any of the terms and conditions of the existing 251 acre 



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revocable Land Use Permit. 

Mr. Frye further stated that the approval of this resolution would 
be a financial and administrative benefit. 



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Resolution No. 76-0162, approving supplemental appropriation, total 
amount $2,000,000, from existing Hetch Hetchy Project funds, to 
provide $1,750,000 for purchase of power for resale, and $250,000 
to cover increased service charge for wheeling Hetch Hetchy power 
to municipal customers. 

Hetch Hetchy General Manager Oral L. Moora explained that this amount 
does not include the power Hetch Hetchy is purchasing during strike, 
but rather is just that power required for the balance of the year 
to meet Hetchy' s resale requirements. The supplemental purchases 
are required because of the extraordinarily low precipitation — to 
date 1975-76 is one of the driest on record. 

Mr. Moore, responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, said the 
current daily cost due to the strike is $37,000. Mr. Moore also 
noted that airport tenants are still refusing to pay for Hetchy power 
at the new rates and that legal action is in the hands of City 
Attorney. Airport tenants have charged that the new higher rates 
are illegal under the Raker Act. 

Acting Utilities General Counsel McMorris Dow stated that complaints 
have been drafted, but with Mr. Bourne's death, they are still 
incomplete. 



Resolution No. 76-0167, approving excess Modification #2, in amount 
of $10,000, to provide funds for alterations not included in the 
original contract, to permit construction of Laguna Honda and Judah 
Substation buildings and installation of City-furnished equipment 
under HH Contract No. 52 8. Power Improvement Program. 

Hetch Hetchy General Manager Oral L. Moore explained that this 
modification is required to provide funds for on-going work, as 
directed by the engineer, made necessary by design changes and 
design or manufacturing error that must be corrected immediately in 
the field to avoid expensive delays. Payment under this item would 
not preclude recovery from the responsible party. This contract is 
part of the Power Improvement Program and is being financed with 
the assistance of a grant from the Urban Mass Transportation 
Administration . 



Resolution No. 76-0173, approving Redevelopment Agency's proposal 
for construction of new street lighting system in the Hunters Point 
Area in conjunction with site improvement work. 



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Hetch Hetchy General Manager Oral L. Moore said the Redevelopment 
Agency proposes to construct this new street lighting system in the 
Hunters Point Area in conjunction with site improvement work, and 
that the plans for this lighting project were reviewed by the Bureau 
of Light, Heat and Power and meet with its approval. The Redevel- 
opment Agency will finance the work. 



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Hetch Hetchy Calendar Item #15 — accepting the R. W. Beck & Associates 
appraisal report for Stage I Additions for development of the Upper 
Tuolumne River Basin; and approving participation in filing of 
Preliminary Application for additional Tuolumne River development 
with the Federal Power Commission. 

Hetch Hetchy General Manager Oral L. Moore gave a detailed explana- 
tion on the history of the Tuolumne River hydroelectric development. 
This project, a proposal to build a $450 Million hydroelectric dam, 
Mr. Moore said, would be scheduled for completion in 1985, and would 
produce needed hydroelectric power as well as revenue totaling 
$11 Million annually for The City. Mr. Moore also noted that 
government agencies, including the Interior Department, are studying 
the possibility of declaring an 18-mile stretch of the Tuolumne 
River a part of the nation's Wild River System. If the wild river 
idea is recommended and wins in Congress, the dam would not be built. 
This recommendation is expected in December. 

Mr. Moore explained that the Tuolumne and Modesto Irrigation Districts 
would join the City in the application and pay half of the $8,000 
filing costs. He urged the Commission to file an application with 
the Federal government for permission to build the dam. 

Commissioner Lydia Larsen requested that this item be tabled long 
enough to give her and Commissioner Henning time to study the long- 
standing proposal. This v/as agreed upon by the Commission. 



Resolution No. 76-0179, cancelling bid call for MR Contract No. 614 
for fare collection and extraction system using vacuum method? and 
authorizing Municipal Railway to negotiate a "sole source" contract. 

Municipal Railway General Manager Curtis E. Green explained that this 
resolution would cancel the bid call for the fare collection and 
extraction system using the vacuum method because no competitive 
bids could be obtained. The problem with the present fare box 
system is that it is operated manually and susceptible to significant 
pilfering. The vacuum system is faster and allows removal of the 
coins mechanically. Mr. Green stated that he would like to negotiate 
a "Sole Source" contract with the supplier of Fare Collection and 
Extraction System which uses the vacuum method. UMTA now has 
authorized the Muni to negotiate a "Sole Source" contract in lieu of 
the regular bidding procedure. Upon roll call, this resolution was 
unanimously approved. 



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Resolution No. 76-0131, approving amendment to professional services 
agreement with International Engineering Company, Inc., increasing 
total payment from 9653,559 to $854,017 to provide necessary 
consulting service for the remaining construction period of the 
Muni Metro Rail Center. 

Municipal Railway General Manager Curtis E. Green explained that 
this resolution requests the approval of an amendment to the 
professional services agreement with International Engineering 
Company, for engineering in the building of the new Muni Metro 
Center at San Jose Avenue. He stated that the adjusted construction 
price was $13,600,000, since the original contract of $478,000 we 
have had amendments for $100,000 and $74,970. This amendment for 
$200,000 would result in a contract of $854,000, or less than 5.2% 
of construction costs. Mr. Green stated that Mr. R. M. Tarbox of 
International Engineering Company was present to discuss any 
ramifications. 

Mr. Rino Bei, Project Manager of the Transit Improvement Program of 
the Municipal Railway gave a brief summary of the amendments approved 
by the Commission in the past stating that during the construction, 
the complexity and magnitude of this job was difficult to forecast 
since the work being covered by the present requested amendment was 
impossible to determine in advance. He stated that his staff was 
limited and that another amendment would be necessary so that the 
job not be shut down. Mr. Bei then turned further explanation over 
to Gerald Cauthen , Senior Civil Engineer of the Transit Improvement 
Program, Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Cauthen stated that construction is approximately 2/3 complete 
from being finished in the middle of 1977. There have been over 
100 contract changes from January 6th to April 3rd. 

Mr. Cauthen then referred to the proposed amendment regarding 
substitutions and changes for an estimated additional 7,264 manhours. 
There have been approximately 130 separate instances where it has 
been necessary to issue written clarifications and change order 
instructions to the construction contractor. He further stated that 
they still do not know what Boeing Vertol requirements for shop 
equipment will be. There are also many changes in code requirements 
for earthquake resistance requiring "bee fed-up" construction of 
building — designs had to be "beefed-up" including a change in relative 
equipment prices. Many times the changes required issuing of new 
instructions. There were also 300 shop submittals sent back for 
more work. The more changes, the more complex the situation becomes. 
Mr. Cauthen stated that the Control Group recently received one good 
cost man and two civil engineers which will help the staff do more 
work in-house. The engineering costs for this work is 5.16% of the 
overall construction price which is not an excessive amount to this 
point compared to other design jobs. 

Commissioner Lydia Larsen agreed that 5.16% is a very reasonable 
amount. Commissioner Larsen mentioned that she had heard Boeing 
Vertol was in trouble financially. But Mr. Crowley stated that this 
is a rumor put forth by members of CApTRANS , and that he was astounded 
to hear it as they have $50 Million in inventories for our cars, are 
building the Chicago rapid rail cars, are UMTA's consultant on rail 
transit, and are fully committed to future business. They are losing 
money with us — but they are not out of business. 



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Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne asked Mr. Bei if this amendment were put 
over for 2 weeks, would it hurt the project? Mr. Bei stated that it 
would hurt the project. The contractor went to the National Labor 
Board which said the secondary boycott was illegal — the City strikers 
picketed the gates. Work started up last Wednesday and both jobs 
are back in operation. 

Commissioner Byrne asked regarding the redesigns because of 
substitutions, would the City be saving any money? When the 
contractor substitutes in redesigning, does he pay for it? 
Mr. Cauthen replied that anytime a redesign is required for the 
convenience of the contractor, we get a submittal from the contractor 
and it could be a credit. 

Commissioner Flynn asked Ilr. Cauthen regarding complying with 
earthquake resistance. Mr. Cauthen replied that this was a key 
element in this amendment because the jacks must be bee fed-up due 
to new earthquake codes. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that he thought we were about "over-the- 
hump," yet we have here another modification, and that, it appears, 
"No man in this room knows where this will end in dollars and cents." 
Commissioner Flynn then read from the resolution: "The total 
payment to CONSULTANT covering all services to be performed under 
this document shall not exceed $854,017?..." This was modification 
#3, he stated, and that he was searching for what that statement 
really means — what will it really cost us? 

Mr. R. M. Tarbox of International Engineer Company, then gave a 
review going back to 19 74. He stated that they only do work that TIP 
requests them to do. In February, he stated, they gave an estimate 
of what would be required to the end of 1977 — about $222,000. Mr. 
Bei and Mr. Cauthen got together and they looked over their estimate 
and cut them back in some places. In these places, they figured they 
could do the work with the people they had. He stated that he has 
provided City with the estimate as they see it now — $200,458, which 
he thinks will take them through the job, but there is no guarantee. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that the job started out with construction 
at $7 Million in 1970, and he realizes that what has happened has been 
due to unforeseen problems and inflation, and was wondering will 
there be an Amendment #4? Mr. Tarbox stated that he did not know. 
Mr. Bei stated that he has made up a table of check-points to monitor 
the expenditures of the consultant. 

Mr. Cauthen then referred to the table and stated that IECO may not 
spend more than the amount in the month as shown, so they wouldn't 
run out of the $200,000 and have to come back. 

In answer to Commissioner Carey re a design omission, Mr. Cauthen 
stated that an error or omission is a basis for a claim only if it 
reaches the negligent category. 

Commissioner Flynn said the minutes of July 29th show he had 
requested a progress report be turned in each month until the job is 
completed.. Mr. Cauthen stated this could not be done. Commissioner 
Flynn felt that information should flow better to the Commission and 
requested that Mr. Bei and Mr. Cauthen, as soon as they have found 
there is a problem, to provide the information immediately to the 
Commission. Mr. Bei stated that he would include a stafriua rpport on 
the IECO project at the po^onri nooHna of each nnn<-h. 



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On roll call, the Commission approved Resolution No. 76-0181, 



Resolution No. 76-0184, awarding the contract for placing transit 
advertising on vehicles of the Municipal Railway to Metromedia, Inc. 
for a period of five years commencing July 1, 19 76. 

Municipal Railway General Manager Curtis E. Green said the Commission 
approved bid specifications and called for bids on February 24. Bid 
date opening was extended to March 19th, and then subsequently to 
March 26. The Commission later adopted two resolutions reducing the 
terms of the surety bond to enable additional advertising agencies 
to bid on the contract. On that date bids were opened and read. 
The only responsive proposal received was from Metro Transit 
Advertising, the present contractor. Their offer of 50% of gross 
revenue with a minimum guarantee of $400,000 per year is a fair, 
responsive and reasonable offer and is in the best interests of the 
City. 

Mr. Steve Strauss of Transit Ads, Inc. stated that his company was 
sorry they were not able to bid, but that the last amount of the 
surety bond was still unacceptable as it was still higher than 
required by otner companies, also others do not have a requirement 
for liquidated damages. 

Upon motion from Commissioner John Henning to award bid to Metro 
Transit Advertising, Commissioner Byrne seconded, and the Commission 
unanimously adopted the resolution. 

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Vice President Dennis V. Carey recessed the meeting for a period of 
20 minutes upon Commissioner Henning's request. (4:45 p.m.) 

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(Meeting reconvened at 5:05 p.m.) 

The following paragraphs from the January 27, 1976 minutes were read 
by Secretary Thomas G. Flynn in response to questions of the 
Commission regarding delaying the election of officers: 

"Commissioner Byrne asked Utilities General Counsel William F. 
Bourne whether this procedure would be in violation of City 
Charter provisions. 

"Mr. Bourne advised that the Charter does not specifically 
speak to this; however, under the PUC;s own rules of order the 
Commission would be required to hold the elections on this 
date. To suspend the rules of order would necessitate at 
least four votes of the Commission. To amend the rules would 
require posting of public notice prior to the rule amendment." 



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Secretary Thomas G. Flynn then read the following from the "Rules 
of Order" of the Commission: 

"Except this rule and such other of these Rules of Order as 
are restatements of provisions of the charter, ordinances or 
resolutions of the Board of Supervisors, or other provisions of 
law, and are so designated in each case by an asterisk, any of 
these rules of order may be suspended by the affirmative vote 
of the majority of the members of the Commission, provided 
that such suspension is entered upon the minutes of the 
Commission. 

"A motion to suspend the rules is debatable." 

The Secretary of the Commission stated that this is the information 
he has available. .. 

Vice President Dennis Carey announced that in his judgment the 
interest of the community would best be served by his declining the 
nomination and remaining Vice President. Upon roll call Commissioner 
John F. Henning , Jr. was unanimously elected President of the 
Commission. 



Roll Call 



The Commission adopted Resolution No. 76-018 7 to honor the memory 
and t.i jsrvic-ij of th2 late William" F. Bcurn:, Utilities . 
General Counsel, and extending expressions of sympathy and 
condolences to his family. 

As a final tribute to Mr. Bourne, the MEETING WAS ADOURNED in respect 
to his memory. (5:10 p.m.) 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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^MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AMD COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 2 32, City Kail 
2:30 p.m. 
May 11, 1976 



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COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. We It on Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
•lunicipal Railway 
letch Hetchy Project 
Jater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Dennis V. 

Carey, H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 
Lydia Larsen 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held April 27 , 
1976, were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 

Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission 
on May 7, 1976: 

76-0188 M Authorizing the Municipal Railway General 

Manager to make certain adjustments and refunds 
on April Fast Passes 

Vote: Ayes -Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0189 H Completion of HH Contract No. 538 — Painting 
Trolley and Street Lighting Poles on Sutter 
Street, Taylor to Presidio Avenue; final 
payment $1,271.00 

Vote: Ayes -Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0190 H Award of HH Contract No. 539~Repairing and 
Painting Trolley and Street Lighting Poles 
on Van Ness Avenue, Market to North Point 
Street - Amount $39,893.30 - Louis Khan 
Painting of Sacramento 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0191 H Approving debit modification #2 of HH Contract 
No. 522 — Installation of Electrical Equipment 
In Civic Center, Church and Downtown Sub- 
stations - $8,649.37 for additional earth- 
quake bracing 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0192 W Water Department Revocable Land Use Permit to 
Alameda County Water District for use of 
46,31 acres in Niles Canyon area 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0193 W Authorizing reduction in number of livestock 

grazing upon leased Water Department watershed 
lands and proportionate reductions in semi- 
annual rents to protect land from destructive 
ground erosion 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0194 W Settlement of litigated claim of Charles 

Cunningham, Joseph Reid, and John P. O'Shea vs 
City, Superior Court No. 637,857 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0195 W Approving collection of Water Department claims 

for damages - month of April 1976 - $742.40 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0196 W Approving write-off uncollectible accounts 

receivable - Water Department - month of March 
1976 - $9,962.57 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0197 M Bid Call - MR Contract No. 616— Furnishing 
and Installing Transit Stop Signs at Muni 
Boarding Locations 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0198 M Bid Call - MR Contract No. 635 — Passenger 
Waiting Shelters, Phase II 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0199 M Completion of MR Contract No.712-R — New Cable 
Rewinder at Washington-Mason Cable Carbarn; 
final payment $44,160.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-018 8-MR Approving payment of claims against the 

Municipal Railway - Total amount $127,626.05 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Communications : 

Commission President John F. Henning, Jr., stated that Commissioners 
had received copies of a communication from District Attorney 
John Freitas, Jr. regarding the City's participation in the expendi- 
ture of Federal LEAA funds amounting to $388,000 for an 8-month 
demonstration program to be conducted by the San Francisco Youth 
Service Bureau for the purpose of combating juvenile crime related 
to Muni incidents. The funds would allow employment of 2 41 youths 
and 18 adults whose goal would be to identify violent-prone youth 
and discourage them from committing acts of violence on the City's 
municipal transit system. The letter stated the Mayor's Criminal 
Justice Council wished an expression from the PUC and Transport 
Workers Union whether these organizations had participated in the 
development of the proposal, and whether they were satisfied that 
such funds would not be better allocated to increasing security on 
the Muni system. 

Commissioner Carey stated this proposal had been under discussion 
for the past four months, and that it involves some funding from 
the City (PUC) and from the S.F. School District. He recommended 
that the Commission defer any action pending receipt of additional 
information from staff. 

Commissioner Henning requested the GMPU submit a report on this 
matter to the Commissioners before the next PUC meeting. 

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Resolution No. 76-0194, approving settlement of litigated claim of 
three 7470 Watershed Keepers working for the Water Department on the 
Peninsula Watershed, Messrs. Cunningham, Reid and O'Shea, vs. City, 
Superior Court No. 7 36,85 7, for overtime compensation for the open- 
ing and closing of gates on Sawyer Camp Road. 

Commissioner Henning noted that these overtime hours were worked for 
three years prior to the filing of the suit in October 19 71, which 
indicates the claim has been pending for eight years. He stated 
that although the amount was relatively small in this case, there 
should be some way to speed the process. 

Commissioner Byrne asked why double time was being paid in this 
instance where the use of a second shift with a 15% differential 
could possible be more economical. 

Kenneth R. Boyd, Water Department Assistant General Manager, explained 
that during the years of the suit — 196 8 to 19 71 — the watershed keepers 
were not working second shifts. A man went down early in the morning 
and opened the gate and again went back in the evening to close it. 
However, the time is now being divided to accomplish this and the 
men are working staggered hours. 



Resolution No. 76-0197, authorizing bid call for Municipal Railway 
contract No. 616 for new transit stop signs at Muni boarding locations, 
Phase I. 

Rino Bei, Transit Improvement Program project manager, presented a 
model of the new passenger stop signs that were developed by his staff 
working together with consultant Walter Landor & Associates. Eighty- 
three percent of the funds for the three-year program comes from 
Federal interstate freeway trust fund to be utilized for transit pur- 
poses. The contract calls for furnishing and installing 1500 passen- 
ger stop signs — the first part of the project to provide signs at all 
5000 transit stops in the City. 

In answer to Commissioner Henning' s query as to whether different lan- 
guages, depending upon the neighborhood, would be used on the signs, 
Mr Bei stated this had been considered but rejected because the amount 
of language would require such small lettering as to make the signs 
almost illegible. 

Commissioner Carey asked if the lettering was to be luminous for 
better visibility in the dark. Mr. Bei said the signs would be depen- 
dent upon the available street lighting, which in San Francisco is 
sufficient. 



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The Commission adopted Resolution No. 76-0198, approving bid call for 
Phase II of the Municipal Railway passenger shelter program, which 
calls for an additional 65 shelters at principal transfer point loca- 
tions throughout the City. The first phase of the program is now 
underway, with 56 shelters being erected. This program is also 83 
percent funded by Federal Aid-Urban Systems grant. 



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Mr. Bei described the program and answered questions from Commissioners 
Henning and Larsen as to the accessibility for the handicapped. Some 
of the structures will be merely shelters, where the waiting is short; 
and benches will be provided where the waiting is longer. 



Supplemental Calendar : 

The Commission ratified Resolution No. 76-0188, approved by telephone 
poll of the Commission conducted on May 7, 19 76. This resolution 
authorizes the Municipal Railway General Manager to make certain 
adjustments and refunds on the Muni Fast Passes because of the recent 
City employees' labor dispute which resulted in shutdown of the Muni 
transit vehicles March 31 to May 8, 1976; and requests the Controller 
to take all necessary actions to facilitate the accomplishment of 
these objectives. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager- Finance, ex- 
plained that the Board of Supervisors in its Resolution 24 3-76 on 
April 5, 1976, urged the Municipal Railway to implement an adjustment 
mechanism to extend the Muni Fast Passes which were made unuseable. 
One day of the March passes and all days of the April passes which 
were sold fall within this category. Also services which could have 
been provided by Fast Passes during the month of May have become 
abbreviated. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired whether this necessitated the rates and 
charges processes set forth in the Charter provisions. Dr. Christensen 
said this was not necessary inasmuch as the passes are being extended 
to give full use. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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^HINDUS 
•• PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 232, City Hall 
2?30 p.m. 
-May 25, 1976 



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COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 
Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Safety 
Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Dennis V. 

Carey, Lydia Larsen 

Absent: Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held May 11, 
1976, were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Carey, seconded by Henning, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

76-0200 M Establishing Committee to produce policy on 

transportation for the handicapped and elderly, 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0201 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 3709, Lot 8 
Terminal Plaza Corporation 
$241.69 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0202 ff Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges : 

Block 310, Lot 7 

Foster Lunch System, Ltd. 

$209.81 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-020 3 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 3779, Lot 6 
Rocksham, Inc. 
$206.22 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0204 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges : 

Block 5522, Lot 16 
Ruby Stearne 
$121.27 

Vote? Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0205 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 1245, Lot 2 3 
Louis Blumenthal 
$129.11 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0206 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 772, Lot 21 
S.F. Redevelopment 
Western Addition A-2 
$144.92 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0207 "W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 6 46, Lot 1 

Lee Bart, c/o Blums of S.F. 

$176.90 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0208 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges : 

Block 335, Lot 2 
Jack Osheroff 
$445.28 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0209 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 6083, Lot IB 
Peter P. Alias on 
$153.60 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0210 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 3554, Lot 16 
Summit Land Company 
$474.59 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0211 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 2 79, Lot 3 
William B. Jee 
$279.82 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0212 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 306, Lot 15 
Lazar Englard 
$168.23 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

'6-0213 H Bid Call - HH Contract No. 543— Repairing and 

reroofing of Hetch Hetchy buildings at Moccasin and 
Early Intake. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0214 H Bid Call - HH Contract No. 544 — Construction of 
Fillmore Substation under Power Improvement Pro- 
gram. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0215 H Award - HH Contract No. 514 — Moccasin Administra- 
tion Building heating system replacement - Amount 
$9 0,863.00 - Art Brcwn Construction of 
Oakdale. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0216 H Award - BLKP Contract Mo. 192 — Scheduled relamping 
of City-owned street lighting system - Amount 
$62,310.05 - Hahoney Electric Company, Inc. of 
San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0217 H Extending agreement with United States Forest 
Service Geological Survey, providing for 
cooperative investigation of water resources on 
Tuolumne River. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0218 H Award - BLHP Contract No. 19 3 — Maintenance and 
repair of City-owned street lighting system - 
Amount $133,085.22 - Lease-Lite Corporation of 
San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0219 H Approving collection of Bureau of Light, Heat and 
Power damage claims - month of April 1976 - 
Amount $1,005.55. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0220 w Bid Call - WD Contract No. 1540 — Installation of 
30-inch steel main in Parnassus and Fifth Avenue. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 



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On motion of Larsen , seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0221 W Completion of WD Contract No. 1674 — Laying of 

mains in Water, Jones, Shannon and Kearny Streets; 
approving assessment of $650.00 liquidated damages? 
approving excess modification of $1,416.68 - 
final payment $4,424.20. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0222 W Approving settlement of litigated claim of May 
Sheridan vs. CCSF, Municipal Court No. 717-482, 
Sum of $800. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0223 M Authorizing transfer of $287,000 in budget funds 
for Industrial Compensation costs. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0224 M Authorizing transfer of $150,000 in budget funds 
for Material and Supplies costs. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0225 M Approving payment of claims against Municipal 

Railway - month of March 1976 - Amount $36,239.08. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0226 M Approving payment of claims against Municipal 

Railway - month of April 1976 - Amount $41,586.17. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0227 M Approving compromise and collection of Municipal 
Railway claims for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors - month of March 19 76 - Amount $2,19 7.53. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0228 M Approving compromise and collection of Municipal 
Railway claims for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors - month of April 19 76 - Amount $1,212.09. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0229 GO Approving amount of reasonable annual depreciation, 
Fiscal Year 19 74-75, for all utility departments 
under PUC jurisdiction. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0230 GO Confirming transfer of funds under $10,000, and 

allotment requests, submitted by PUC departments, 
third quarter 1975-75, totalling $2,914,007.70. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0200-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 
Railway - Total amount $81,000.00. 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



Communications : 

1. Commission President John F. Kenning, Jr., stated a communication 
was received from O'Keeffe, Inc., of 76 Williams Avenue, San 
Francisco, unsuccessful bidder on MR Contract No. 615 for construction 
of passenger waiting shelters. In this 4-page letter Mr. W. F. 
O'Keeffe, President, described his objections to the work being per- 
formed by the contractor who was awarded the job. 

Commissioner Carey stated he had been working with staff on this 
matter. A staff report will be submitted to the Commission and at 
that time, with the Commission's approval, Commissioner Carey will 
pursue the matter further with Mr. O'Keeffe and resolve the issue. 

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2. Report to the Commission by George England, Security Chief, on 
the subject of approximately 120 uniforms of the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Transit Security Detail, purchased in 19 74 and now 
in need of replacement. In view of the approximate 17% in saving 
between the cost of the current custom-fitted blazer type uniform 
and the rental of jump suits, Mr. England recommended the Commission 
approve procurement of the jump suits. Commissioner Carey stated 
that the Police Department has approved and recommended the 



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jump suit uniform. He said he concurred in these recommendations, 
and moved that the Municipal Railway be authorized to proceed 
accordingly. Commissioner Larsen seconded. On roll call, the 
Commission unanimously concurred. 



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New Business ; 

Commissioner Larsen stated that the handicapped and elderly have 
long asked for a voice in the transportation policy-making decisions 
of the Public Utilities Commission and the suggestion has been made 
that a committee be formed in which the community might be involved. 
She asked that such a committee be approved by the Commission, to 
be comprised of selected representatives of the handicapped, elderly, 
general public, PUC and City staff. 

Commissioner Carey moved adoption of a resolution to this effect, 
and that Commissioner Larsen be designated chairman of such a 
committee to produce a proposed policy that will provide for the 
transportation needs of all the groups involved. Commissioner Henning 
seconded the motion and on roll call Resolution No. 76-0200 was 
unanimously adopted to establish such a committee. 

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Resolution No. 76-0217, extending agreement with the United States 
Forest Service Geological Survey providing for cooperative investi- 
gation of the water resources of the Tuolumne River for the fiscal 
year 1976-77. 

Oral L. Moore, Hetch Hetchy General Manager, explained that this was 
an annual contract between the City and the federal government. It 
involves the operation of stream gauging stations to measure the 
inflow of the river, which under the Raker Act provisions, the City 
is required to account for. 

In response to Commissioner Larsen* s question, Mr. Moore said this 
contract has nothing to do with the matter of the City's partici- 
pation in the filing of an application with the Federal Power Com- 
mission for a preliminary permit for additional Tuolumne River de- 
velopment, which is presently under review by the Commission. 



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Resolution No. 76-0220, authorizing bid call for Water Department 
Contract No. 1540 for installation of a 30-inch steel main in 
Parnassus and Fifth Avenue. 

Kenneth R. Boyd, Water Department Assistant General Manager, presented 
this item. 

This work is required to relocate a 30-inch main from 4th Avenue, 
north of Kirkham Street, to 5th Avenue, north of Kirkham Street, due 



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to street vacation to accomodate the University of California new 
School of Dentistry. 

The item had appeared on a previous PUC calendar but had been removed 
for legal opinion from the City Attorney on the effect of an in- 
junction against the University of California on the question of 
the Environmental Impact Report on the project. 

Acting Utilities General Counsel TlcMorris M. Dow advised that the 
injunction has now been lifted and that it is legal for the City to 
proceed with the main relocation. He stated further that the actual 
work specified under WD Contract No. 1540 is exempt from EIR in 
accordance with provisions of the S.F. Administrative Code, Section 
31.22 (a) , Chapter 31. 

Mr. Boyd said the cost of the work will be paid for by the University 
and that a work order has been received for City to proceed which 
states that in addition to paying for the work that they will inden- 
n ify the City for any cost that might ensue in event of work stop- 
page resulting from an appeal. 

Robert J. LaPointe , UC Community Affairs Officer, representing the 
University , was present to answer questions. He asked that the 
City proceed with the work. He stated the injunction has been lifted 
and that the University and not the plaintiff has appealed because 
in their opinion the judge was not correct in his interpretation of 
the law. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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■^MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:35 p.m. 



June 8, 19 76 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. We It on Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
lunicipal Railway 
letch Hetchy Project 
fater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crow ley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 
Present : 



2:35 p.m. 

Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Dennis V. Carey, 
H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Lydia Larsen 



The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held May 25, 19 76, 
were approved. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



76-0231 H 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Auction of electric trolley -coaches on- June 11> 
1976 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0232 H 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Bid Call - HH Contract No. 477 — Construction of 
Moccasin penstock valve house 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0233 H 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Supplemental appropriation of $2,134,000 from 
existing HH Project funds for purchase of power for 
resale 



Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0234 H 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Execution of letter-agreement revising Amendment 
Agreement between City and Pacific Gas and Electric 
for delivery of HH power and energy for resale 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0235 H 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Tuesday, July 13, 1976, at 2:30 p.m., set for 
public hearing on proposed revision of HH rates for 
power disposal 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0236 W 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Bid Call - WD Contract No. 1706 — Repaving street 
and sidewalk openings for fiscal year ending June 
30, 1977 



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Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-02 37 w Bid Call - WD Contract No. 1690 — Excavation and 

repaying water service trenches 

Vote: Ayes- Ilenning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-02 38 W Award - WD Contract No. 1677 — To Valentine Corpor- 

ation of San Rafael for improvements to shop facil- 
ities - Amount $88,611.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-02 39 W Completion of WD Contract No. 1696--Laying mains in 

Powell Street and Pacific Avenue; allowing 3 days 
unavoidable delay; approving excess modification 
of $4,496.50 - final payment $6,929.97 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-02 40 W Approving $3,228 supplemental appropriation from 

ID funds for salary adjustment of two positions 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

6-02 41 W Approving collection of WD claims for damages 

against miscellaneous debtors for May 1976 - amount 
$1,137.69 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

>-0242 M Authorizing agreement with Post Office to transport 

letter carriers on Muni for fiscal year 1976-77 - 
amount $30,031 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted ; as amended: 

76-024 3 M Bid Call for Vending Machine Agreement for one 

year period ending June 30, 1977 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0244 M Approving supplemental appropriation of $53,075 

from Muni funds to pay for gas and electricity 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0245 M Approving supplemental appropriation of $2,000,000 

as funds for payment of Muni passenger damage 
claim 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0246 GO Confirmation of assignment of George E. Baglin as 
Utilities General Counsel 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0247 H Approving $100,000 in transfer funds for emergency 

rehabilitation of Lower Cherry Aqueduct 

Vote : Ayes-Henning , Carey , Flynn , Byrne , Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0248 M Approving transfer of $320,000 from operator wages 

to passenger damage claims, materials and supplies, 
and overtime 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-02 31-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway - amount $9,734.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



Communications ; 

Commission President John F. Henning, Jr., reported receipt of a 
June 3, 19 76, communication from the Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP) 
for Transit Improvement, regarding the pending disposal of all but 
100 of the current fleet of MUNI electric trolley coaches. 

In the letter CAP suggests that MUNI maintain possession of all 
useful electric venicles and related equipment, pending outcome of 
a study of the potential for electrified MUNI service. They request 
that the MUNI retain possession of all 2 35 electric trolley buses 
powered by General Electric motors? and recommend that all salvage- 
able equipment of the balance of these electric vehicles be retained. 

Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, described the key 
features of the MUNI's electric trolley coach replacement program. 
As each of the 345 new trolley coaches arrives, the old vehicle it 
replaces is turned over to the City Purchaser for disposition. 
Wilbur Smith & Associates is currently undertaking a study concerning 
future operational procedures of the system. In view of the 
Commission's policy of maximum use of electically powered transit, 
MUNI is retaining 100 coaches with recommendations of the Smith study 
in mind. Those retained are selected on the basis of mechanical 
soundness. 

Regarding the CAP request, Mr. Green said he had no quarrel with this 
recommendation. The problem, however, is that MUNI has neither facil- 
ities or money for long-term storage of vehicles. If those problems 
can be met, the 183 General Electric trolley coaches could be removed 
from the auction lists, pending outcome of the Wilbur Smith study. 

Sam Walker, Secretary-Treasurer, Transport Workers Union, requested 
certain safety precautions with regard to the operator's seat if the 
old electric coaches are to be refurbished for future use. 

Robin Hood, President, and Maurice Klebolt, Chairman-Planning & 
Operations Committee, of CAP, urged the Commission's concurrence 
with their suggestion. Mr. Kelbolt spoke of the potential saving 
to the City through retention of the coaches, and stated he would like 
to work with Mr. Green in finding a storage site. 

Commissioner Larsen introduced Resolution No. 76-02 31, calling for the 
removal of 18 3 General Electric trolley coaches from the auction list 
of sale June 11, 1976, directing that the MUNI address itself to the 
problem of long-term storage and the possibility of refurbishing and 
using these vehicles in future electrification plans, and stating 
further that the permanent retention of these vehicles be contingent 
on the funding for storage. Commissioner Carey seconded the motion 
and it was unanimously adopted by the Commission. 



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New Business ; 

Commissioner Henning announced that it will be the general policy of 
this Commission to pursue quarterly meetings in the neighborhoods, to 
be held in public schools in the evenings. This will provide an 
opportunity for more public participation by the citizens in the PUC 
meetings. It is anticipated the first meeting will be conducted in 
August or September, and it will be duly announced. 

Commissioner Henning said that in the vein of developing more public 
participation, the Commissioners are compiling a lengthy series of 
questions to be answered by staff, designed to cover all aspects of 
the functions of the Commission and its departments, to be used as a 
basis for developmnet of policy. These will be made available to the 
public. 

The gathering of this information will be designed as education for 
the new Commissioners, but will be education for all, and will provide 
a vehicle for public questions. 



On the subject of water conservation, Commissioner Carey stated there 
has been some public concern about the considerable amount of water 
used in the sprinkling system on Sunset Boulevard. He asked for a 
report from the Water Department General Manager as to what has been 
done with regard to the conservation of water by City agencies. 

Arthur H. Frye, Jr., Water Department General Manager and Chief 
Engineer, stated that excessive use was occasioned by the recent labor 
dispute when the gardeners v/ere not working , and it was an effort to 
bring bring back grass and landscape dried by lack of water. His staff 
has been in contact with the Recreation and Park Department, which has 
taken steps to materially reduce water consumption, and will continue 
to cooperate. Letters urging water conservation have been going out 
not only to City agencies but to the State Department of Transportation 
which has responsibility for maintaining highway landscaping. 



Resolution No. 76-02 33, approving supplemental appropriation in amount 
$2, 134,000 from existing Hetch Hetchy Project funds, for purchase of 
power for resale. 

Oral L. Moore, Hetch Hetchy General Manager, explained that purchase 
of power for resale was made necessary because of the shut down of the 
Hetch Hetchy system due to the work stoppage by City craft workers 
which began on March 31, and continued to May 10. During this 38-day 
period, power deliveries to City customers had to be made through 
purchase of supplemental power and energy from the Pacific Gas and 
Electric Company. This is the amount necessary to make up for that 
loss of generation. 

In answer to Commissioner Flynn's question whether an additional pur- 
chase of power is anticipated, Mr. Moore stated the amount is suffi- 
cient to take care of the current fiscal year. However, additional 
power purchases are anticipated in the next fiscal year beyond amounts 
budgeted because the system is going on reduced generation. 



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Resolution No. 76-02 34, approving and authorizing the General Manager 
of Public Utilities to execute letter agreement dated June 1, 1976, 
revising provisions of the Amendment Agreement dated June 24, 19 75, 
between City and Pacific Gas and Electric Company for the delivery of 
Hetch Hetchy energy for resale. 

Mr. Moore said the revisions affect the Modesto and Turlock Irrigation 
Districts and impose no additional financial burden on the City. 

At the time the main contract was approved in June, 1975, the Districts 
were not satisfied with items relative to charges for purchase of 
supplementary power and energy for resale affecting the Districts 
and requested renegotiation and compromise. Such differences have now 
been settled to the mutual satisfaction of all parties concerned, and 
the terms of the compromise and settlement are set forth in the letter- 
agreement. 



During discussion on Resolution Wo. 76-02 35, setting Tuesday, July 13, 
19 76 at 2:30 p.m. for public hearing into proposed revision of schedule 
of rates for disposal of Hetch Hetchy po\ver, Commissioner Flynn asked 
for the status of the rate increase that went into effect last year, 
with respect to the private consumer Norris Industries and the Airport 
tenants' refusal to pay the increase. 

Deputy City Attorney licMorris M. Dow reported that suits were filed 
on June 2 against the Airport tenants and the City Attorney's Office 
is now awaiting services on the summons and complaints. Insofar as 
the Norris Industries (Riverbank Ordinance Plant) is concerned, the 
City Attorney's Office has withheld action as it is their understanding 
this Federal plant intends to file suit claiming that the increase is 
illegal. 

Mr. Moore added that thus far the Airport Department has paid the full 
electrical bill, but has not collected the increase from the tenants. 
The only money Hetch Hetchy is out is the increase due from the 
ordinance plant. 



Calendar Item #18, proposed resolution authorizing extension of the 
Municipal Railway vending machine agreement for fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1977, was amended upon recommendation of Commissioner Carey, 
to authorize the Railway to put this contract out for competitive bid. 

Mr. Green explained that the present vendor (Freeco Vending Service) 
was awarded the contract in 19 7 5-76. As there are numerous capital 
costs for machines, installation, etc., to a contractor in the first 
year of a contract of this type, the contract calls for one-year 
extension at the option of the Commission. 

Commissioner Carey said he was of the opinion that where feasible and 
possible, this City should in all instances rely on competitive bidding, 

Mr. Green said the income to City from these sales has not been great. 
The contract minimum guarantee is $3,000 annually. The Railway has 
been receiving approximately $6,000 annually. At the last bid call, 
only two vendors responded, and the winning vendor was only $5 00 above 
the previous contract holder. 



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Commissioner Henning asked Mr. Green how much time it would take to 
receive bids. Mr. Green estimated two to three months, and said that 
in the interim it would be necessary to negotiate a month-to-month 
extension with the existing vendor. 

After discussion during which Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Klebolt of CAP 
and Sam Walker of TWU talked about keeping the machines in working 
order, and Commissioner Henning asked Mr. Green to look into the 
possibility of a two-year vending contract, Commissioner Carey moved 
that the vending machine contract go out for bids on the most advan- 
tageous basis the Railway can obtain. Commissioner Larsen seconded 
the motion, and on roll call the Commission unanimously adopted 
Resolution No. 76-0243, authorizing the bid call. 



The Commission adopted Resolution Wo. 76-0246, approving the assignment 
by City Attorney Thomas M. O'Connor, of George E. Baglin to the posi- 
tion of 8184-Chief Attorney II, Utilities General Counsel. 



Supplemental Calendar ; 

Resolution No. 76-0247, declaring the existence of an emergency and 
approving transfer of $100,000 Hetch Hetchy funds for the emergency 
rehabilitation of Lower Cherry Aqueduct to be accomplished in the most 
expeditious manner. 

Mr. Moore stated that as result of severe drought conditions a water 
supply shortage situation exists for San Francisco and its water cus- 
tomers. In the event of an ensuing dry year, it is essential that 
the existing Lower Cherry Aqueduct at Early Intake be reconstructed as 
an auxiliary backup system for the supply in H-^tch Hetchy Reservoir, 
as soon as possible. This rehabilitation had originally been scheduled 
for fiscal year 1979-80 in the Department's Capital Improvement Program. 



The Commission adopted Resolution No. 76-024 8, approving transfer of 
$820,000, created as a surplus in amounts appropriated for Municipal 
Railway operator wages because of the recent work stoppage, to passen- 
ger damage claims, materials and supplies and overtime appropriations 
because of insufficient funds due to inflation, deferred maintenance, 
and unusual conditions and other factors beyond the control of the 
Railway. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 2 82, City Hall 
2:30 p.m. 






June 22, 1976 

COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
Joseph R. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 
Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Safety 
Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 
Present : 



2:30 p.m. 

Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Dennis V. Carey 
H. We It on Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Lydia Larsen 



The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held June 8, 19 76 
were approved. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



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On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Retirement of Arthur H. Frye , Jr., General Manager 
and Chief Engineer, San Francisco Jater Department- 
11 years service 

Vote: Ayes-Kenning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0250 H 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Award HH Contract No. 554 to Mahoney Electric Co. , 
Inc. of San Francisco for construction of No. 47 
trolley coach loop at Army Street - amount $31,110 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0251 H 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Approving excess Modification #2 providing $845.37 
for replacement of corroded feeder span material 
and modification of crossarms-HH Contract No. 494 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0252 H 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Approving excess Modification #3 providing 
$12,725.70 for conduits, wiring and relay cabinets 
at three substations under HH Contract No. 522 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0253 H 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Approving supplemental appropriation of $2,679 from 
existing HH funds for salary adjustment for one 
CSC Class 7125 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0254 H Department of Public Works' proposal for 

construction of street lighting on Potrero Avenue 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0255 H Collection of Bureau of Light, Heat and Power 

claims for May 19 76 - amount $1,2 89.70 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0256 w Bid call-WD Contract No. 1679-for cathodic pro- 

tection, Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 and Sunset 
Supply Pipeline 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0257 W Bid call-WD Contract No. 1700-for 12" main instal- 

lation in Ellis Street 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0258 W Payment of claim to Stolte , Inc. - amount $15,455.54 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-02 59 IV Write-off of accounts receivable - month of April 

1976 - amount $5,543.61 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, 3yrne , Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-02 60 M PUC subcommittee to develop recommendations for 

implementation of full accessibility policy for 
handicapped 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Flynn , seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted as amended: 

76-0261 M Completion of professional services agreement with 

Dukes-Dukes & Associates 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0262 M Bid call-MR Contract No. 631-for track reconstruc- 

tion and sewer enlargement on L-Taraval line 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0263 M Awarding MR Contract No. 613 to Homer J. Olsen, 

Inc., of Union City, for track reconstruction and 
sewer enlargement - amount $1,065,250 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0264 M Awarding MR Contract Wo. 614 to Keene Corporation 

of Chicago for fare collection and extraction 
system - maximum amount $2,301,75 8 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0265 M Payment of claims - month of May - $32,9 31.80 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0266 M Collection of claims-$2 ,742 . 43 ; and write-off of 

accounts receivable- $1,89 8. 77 , month of May 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0249-MR Payment of claims - $8 7,100 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution v/as adopted? 

76-0250-MR Payment of claims - $360,017.78 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn , Byrne, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Special Order of Business; 2; 30 p.m . 

Remarks by the Honorable George R. floscone, Mayor, City and County of 
San Francisco. 

Mayor Moscone said this was his sixth personal appearance before City 
departments under the jurisdiction of the Mayor's Office. 

Highlights of his address ; 

He called for better communication among City departments, and develop- 
ment of continuing relationships among departments in that all would 
develop the feeling of being part of the entire City government. He 
wished to discourage narrow, tunnel vision and inter-commission jeal- 
ousies. He urged the maximum use of personnel resources available, 
by a review of the staff functions to assure which services are rele- 
vent and to elirinate those tasks which are continued;. simply because 
of an obsolete law. 

He urged periodic night neighborhood meetings to bring Commission busi- 
ness "closer to the people." He complimented the PUC on its affirmative 
action program. 

Mayor Moscone urged the Hetch lletchy Water and Power System and the 
Water Department to develop ways to conserve water and power. With 
regard to the modernization program of the Municipal Transit System, 
he stated that there is a need to develop better methods of involving 
people and the talent available in the private sector. He urged the 
involvement of citizens in the governmental processes. 



Communications ; 

Commissioner Carey distributed to the Commissioners a copy of the 
June 17, 1976 meeting report of the San Francisco Bay Area Transportatio: 
Terminal Authority. Commissioner Carey is chairman of this Authority 
which was created in 1974 to develop a regional transit terminal. 

****** 

New Business; Status report on Tuolumne River new construction 
proposal. 

Ccumissioner Larsen stated the Commission is presently assessing the 
information furnished by staff and received from interested parties. 
Many of the arguments require additional research and investigation, 
she said. 



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She briefly summarized the arguments, and announced that all interested 
individuals will have an opportunity to present their views to the 
Commission at a public hearing on the matter to be held on July 27. 

Commissioner Henning stated that proper notice of the hearing will be 
given. 



The Commission adopted Resolution Wo. 76-0249, commending Arthur H. 
Frye, Jr., on his retirement as General Manager and Chief Engineer 
of the San Francisco Water Department, and expressed its gratitude 
for his contributions to the people of San Francisco during his 11 
years of City service. 



Following consideration and action on the Hetch Hetchy and Water 
Department calendar matters, the Commission recessed for ten minutes 
at 3;30 p.m. 



The Commission adopted Resolution Wo. 76-0260, authorizing the 
Commission's subcommittee on handicapped accessibility, chaired by 
Commissioner Larsen, to develop for Commission consideration a series 
of recoi.Tmendations and proposals on implementation of full Municipal 
Railway accessibility for the handicapped. 

Marguerite Warren of 1746 - 32nd Avenue, said she assumed that the 
numbers and cos . figures of the proposed "full implementation" would 
be made available. She said the district merchants have been com- 
plaining that they cannot get this information. 

Commissioner Henning said the subcommittee will have responsibility 
for the figures and finances for the whole spectrum. In a short 
time the Commission will have calendared a report by the subcommittee 
and he assured Iiiss Warren the public will have access to the costs 
and figures. 



In discussing Municipal Railway item 20, accepting as completed the 
professional services agreement with Dukes-Dukes & Associates for the 
development of a minority business enterprise program, Commissioner 
Flynn moved to amend the resolution by adding the following: (under- 
scored works) 

RESOLVED, That the final payment of $5,000 
be made to Dukes-Dukes & Associates , and 
the recommended program be implemented sub - 
ject to funding and legal ramifications 
which will be handled by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities . 

Commissioner Flynn also requested that a progress report with regard 
to implementation be submitted to the Commission no later than the 
last meeting in the month of July. 

Commissioner Byrne seconded the motion, and Resolution No. 76-0261 was 
adopted as amended. 



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Municipal Railway item 21 was put over for further study. This is 
a proposed resolution to request the Board of Supervisors to reaffirm 
its earlier approval of a Transit First Plan developed for Mission 
Street by the City Planning Department, Department of Public Works, 
and Municipal Railv/ay. 

Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, said that on 
Mission Street, from Beale to 11th Street, traffic congestion is one 
of the main impediments to Municipal Railway service. Mission Street 
is a key artery on which the Muni carries almost 50,000 riders each 
weekday in 600 one-way transit vehicles. 

The staffs of Muni, Department of City Planning, and Department of 
Public Works have jointly developed a transit first plan for this 
section of Mission Street which features a transit-only lane for west- 
bound transit vehicles, and improves operating conditions for east- 
bound transit vehicles and jitneys due to auto diversion points at 
11th and 4th Streets. rio section of Mission will be denied auto access 
because of the plan, nor curbside parking (except directly opposite a 
transit loading island) . 

The proposed plan for Mission Street was approved February 25, 1974, 
by the Board of Supervisors. Recently, however, there has been some 
discussion which leads the departments to believe that the plan may 
be in jeopardy. 

Mr. Green called upon Gerald Cauthen of the TIP staff and Jon Twitchell 
of the Department of City Planning who described the plan in detail. 

During their presentation the Commissioners asked questions. 

Commissioner Larsen was concerned with public input into planning dis- 
cussions; but Mr. Cauthen said the public was very active until the 
Board of Supervisors' approval of the plan, when the project was turned 
over to the DPW. He said that frankly he was surprised at this late 
date to find the plan challenged. There were no significant indica- 
tions since February of 19 74. 

Commissioner Larsen said there should be continued public information7 
some point of awareness where the public need not feel something is 
developed and then thrust upon them. 

Maurice Klebolt, Chairman-Planning & Operations Committee of the 
Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP) for Transit Improvement, said that CAP 
would devote its full meeting that evening to the Mission Street plan 
and would report to the Board of Supervisors at its July meeting. It 
was their opinion that unless it is rigidly enforced, the plan would 
be defeated. He mentioned several alternatives to be considered if 
this plan does not wim re-affirmation at the Board of Supervisors. 

Lawrence B. Martin, President of the Transport Workers Union, said that 
whatever plan is finally agreed upon should be in force all day l~ng, 
and not just during the rush hour. 

Commissioner Byrne moved that the matter be put over for further study. 
Mr. Green pointed out that the matter will be on the Board of Super- 
visors' July 8 calendar, and Commission action should be taken before 
then. Commissioner Henning then said the item could be re-calendared 
for a special meeting the PUC was calling for on either June 2 8 or 
June 29; whereupon Commissioner Carey seconded the motion for post- 
ponement, and the motion carried on roll call. 



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Resolution No. 76-0262, authorizing bid call for MR Contract No. 631 
for track reconstruction and sexier enlargement on L-Taraval line, on 
Taraval Street between 15th and 36th Avenues. 

Marguerite Warren questioned Mr. Green whether there would be a raised 
right-of-way on Taraval Street as originally proposed, and whether 
the work would be in progress during the Christmas season. 

Mr. Green said the construction schedule calls for commencement in 
September, and there will be no raised right-of-way on Taraval Street. 
It is expected that by the Christmas shopping season the construction 
will be outside the business district; the department will do every- 
thing possible to lessen the impact. 

When Miss Warren stated the Taraval merchants had never been formally 
notified that the raised right-of-way proposal had been abandoned on 
Taraval Street, Commissioner Henning directed the staff to report at 
the next PUC meeting what steps had been taken in terms of meetings 
held and citizen input and involvement regarding the construction pro- 
gram for the L line. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2;00 p.m. 

SPECIAL MEETING 

__— — — — 

June 29, 1976 

COMMISSIONERS 

John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. We It on Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 









DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:10 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners Dennis V. Carey, H. Welton Flynn, 

Lydia Larsen 

Absent: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Joseph P. Byrne 

Vice President Dennis V. Carey presided. 

Purpose of Meeting : 

1. Adoption of a conflict of interest code pursuant to 
the provisions of Government Code Sections 87300 et 
seq., governing employees of the Commission and its 
departments and bureaus. 

2. Review of Commission policy relating to construction 
and rerailing on the Municipal Railway' a N-Judah 
streetcar line and provisions for handicapped accessi- 
bility. 

3. Requesting the Board of Supervisors to reaffirm its 
earlier approval of a Transit First Plan developed 
for Mission Street by the City Planning Department, 
Department of Public Works, and Municipal Railway. 
(Consideration postponed from Commission meeting of 
June 22, 1976.) 

4. Report from Municipal Railway staff on citizen input 
and involvement regarding construction program for 
the L-Taraval streetcar line. 



RESOLUTION On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
NO. following resolution was adopted: 

76-0267 M N-Judah Line - accessibility for handicapped 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Larsen 

Copy of the above resolution is on file in the office of the Secretary 
and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission. 



Item #1 Conflict of Interest Code 

Commissioner Carey announced that in conformity with Board of 
Supervisors Resolution No. 191-76, adopted March 19, 1976, designating 
City agencies required to prepare and submit to the Board not later 
than July 1, 19 76, proposed conflict of interest codes governing 
employees under their jurisdiction, and pursuant to State Government 
Code Sections 87300, et seq., staff with the advice and counsel of 
the City Attorney had prepared a conflict of interest code for the 
Public Utilities Commission. This had been reviewed by the department 
heads and bureau chiefs and forwarded to the Commissioners for their 
consideration. 



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He called upon Deputy City Attorney James Lazarus, who outlined in 
general the key sections of the lav; which requires disclosures by 
designated employees who make decisions or have input in decisions 
that could affect some type of financial interest. 

Mr. Lazarus said that after the codes have been submitted to the Board 
of Supervisors, the Board will hold public hearings on all of the 
codes over a period of time, at which time they will approve, modify, 
or reject. Assuming the Board approves the PUC code, it would then 
become law and would be enforced in the fall when the initial disclosure 
requirements are met. 

In answer to Commissioner Flynn's question, Mr. Lazarus said the 
disclosure documents filed would become public record; one ccpy to be 
kept by the department manager and the original to be filed with the 
Board of Supervisors. 

Commissioner Flynn asked how this requirement was different from the 
disclosures which the Commissioners have already submitted, and 
Mr. Lazarus pointed out that those were filed at the request of the 
Mayor, this new requirement is State law. 

On roll call on adoption of the proposed conflict of interest code for 
referral to the Board of Supervisors, Commissioners Carey and Larsen 
Voted "aye," Commissioner Flynn voted "no." The motion failed for lack 
of a quorum. 

Further consideration was suspended, pending advice from Utilities 
General Counsel George E. Baglin, and Mr. Lazarus. 



Item #2 N- Judah Line Re railing Project 

Municipal Railway General Manager Curtis E. Green stated that there has 
been some delay with respect to construction of Phase 2 of Muni's 
Judah Street Rerailing Project, which must be completed prior to the 
introduction of the Muni's Light Rail Vehicles. Recently there has been 
discussion as to possible problems of accessibility by the handicapped 
witn respect to the new streetcar lines. 

At a meeting this week attended by Commissioner Larsen, General Manager 
John D. Crowley, and members of the Municipal Railway staff, a pro- 
posed resolution was drawn up for Commission approval in which all 
concurred. It was believed that this would satisfy all parties with 
respect to the work to be done. Mr. Green read the recommended resolu- 
tion: 

"RESOLVED, That no construction shall occur that 
would preclude full access by the physically handi- 
capped, including those in wheel chairs, to the Muni 
Light Rail Vehicles on outer Judah Street - including 
the possibility of high level platforms." 

Commissioner Larsen moved adoption of the resolution, which she said 
ddresses itself to the way Federal monies are to be used. The resolu- 
ion does not designate any particular manner in which accessibility 
s to be made for the handicapped; it only addresses itself to the fact 
hat there is a study under way and that no construction is to take 
lace which precludes this study. 



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Marguerite Warren, Chairman of the Streets and Transportation Committee 
of the Sunset Community Improvement Club, asked the status of the 
raised right-of-way element of the project. She stated it was her 
understanding from Mr. Green that this aspect has been abandoned on 
outer Judah Street, from 19th to 48th Avenue. Her organization is not 
in favor of the raised right-of-way. They want the paving of the 
street, new sewers, and do not object to narrowing the sidewalks; how- 
ever, they are not in favor of the tree planting along Judah. 

On the subject of accessibility for the handicapped, Iliss barren said 
the Sunset Community group is waiting for the results of the study 
to be made before commenting. However, she did feel that raised plat- 
forms is not the answer nor is an urgent decision required as it is 
a matter that may be addressed later. She wished to know the cost 
amount and the number of handicapped individuals using the transit 
system, which to date has been a difficult figure to obtain. The 
expense might very well be far too great to be justified. 

Miss Warren asked for better communications between Muni management 
and the citizen groups of the districts, and official notification 
when there are changes in plans and decisions. 

Sill Wright, Vice Chairman, S.F. Council of District Merchants, and 
member of the Board of Control formed for the purpose of a Muni Metro 
Accessibility Study, stated that passage of the resolution at this time 
was premature. A meeting vould be held tomorrow night at which time 
a consultant for the $35,000 study to analyze handicapped accessibility 
would be selected. When the results of the formal study are available, 
the Board of Control will come forward with a resolution that would 
affect all of San Francisco, not just the outer Judah Street area. 

Mr. Green reported tnat the Judah Street rerailing concept was developed 
jointly by the Muni's TIP staff in conjunction with City Planning and 
Public Works department personnel. Input was obtained from community 
organizations, and as finally approved by the Board of Supervisors the 
main elements of the project included a semi-exclusive Muni right-of- 
way with raised rails. He said that the Muni, as advocates of good 
"transit first" planning, strongly supports this aspect of the project; 
however, in view of the citizen opposition which has since developed, 
TIP has been forced to reevaluate its position with regard to the raised 
right-of-way in that it is not politically possible. 

Mr. Green added that the thrust of Miss Warren's remarks was the fact 
that another meeting should be held in the district to talk about Judah 
Street, and that he would move in that direction. 

Commissioner Flynn seconded Commissioner Larsen's motion for adoption 
of the resolution before the . Commission, and it was unanimously adopted 
on roll call (Resolution Wo. 76-0267). 



Item #4 (taken out of order) L-Taraval Streetcar Line 

Mr. Green submitted a chronological account of neighborhood input with 
respect to Muni and Hetcn Hetchy Power Improvement Program projects 
in connection with upgrading of the L-Taraval line, between the dates 
September 25, 19 72 and September 2, 19 75. The 3-1/2 page report is 
being made a part of the minutes. 

Mr. Green summarized by stating it was finally agreed with the neigh- 
borhood groups that there should only be rerailing on Taraval Street 
without a raised right-of-way. 



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The Commission resumed discussion of Item #1, Conflict of Interest Code, 

Deputy City Attorney Lazarus stated that according to the Government 
code, if any City agency fails to submit a proposed code within the 
time limits prescribed, the Board of Supervisors may issue any appro- 
priate order directed to the agency, including action of adopting one 
for it. 

Commissioner Carey noted that the next PUC meeting was scheduled for 
July 13, 1976, and, in view of the circumstances today, stated that 
the Commission would proceed in accordance with instructions of the 
City Attorney's ffice. This might indicate a special meeting of the 
Commission. 

[SECRETARY'S MOTE: In view of a quorum being accessible 
on the following day, June 30, 1976, a telephone poll 
was taken and the Commission approved and adopted the 
proposed Conflict of Interest Code for the PUC by a vote 
of four to one - Commissioner Flynn dissenting. This 
action will be ratified at the July 13, 1976 meeting.] 



Item #3 Mission Street Transit Plan - (between 11th Street 

and Beale Street) 

Gerald Cauthen of the Municipal Railway TIP staff, briefly summarized 
the Transit First Plan developed for Mission Street, between 11th 
Street and Beale Street, as presented to the Commission at the June 22 
meeting. At that time it was put over for more input from the mer- 
chants in the area. 

Commissioner Carey called upon those present who wished to express their 
views to the Commission. 

Those urging adoption of the plan were: 

John Llberling of the Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP) 
Mike McGill, Associate Director of SPUR 
Jim MacDougall, ^Oj Valloy Improvement Association 
Robin Hood, 71 Vienna Street, COMO Board of Directors 

Attorney Haig Arsen Harris, Jr., attorney for certain merchants in the 
affected area, claimed his clients had not received official notice of 
the meeting, and asked that no action be taken on the plan until his 
clients have time to prepare their case against the idea. 

Douglas Bowman of Dinkelspiel & Dinkelspiel, Attorneys, representing 
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, concurred with Mr. Harris' statements. 

Following discussion, during which Jon Twitchell of City Planning 
advised the Commission that this matter of Transit First Plan developed 
for Mission Street was being heard by the City Planning Commission at 
its meeting of July 15, 19 76, the Commission (on motion of Commissioner 
Larsen, seconded by Commissioner Flynn) voted to hold a joint public 
hearing with the Planning Commission on that date. 

Commissioner Carey instructed the Secretary to provide for public ad- 
vertising and notification of the merchants in that area. Commissioner 
Larsen asked that any notices or TV or radio announcements be given in 
Spanish as well as English. 



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Utilities General Counsel Baglin advised that there is no legal re- 
quirement for a published notice in this case — that an informal 
notification is sufficient. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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M 1_ N U T E S 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AMD COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone , Mayor 



DOCUMENTS 

AUG 2 ]S7ii 



Room 2 82, City Hall 
2j40 p.m. 



July 13, 1S76 

COMMISSIONERS 

John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

George L. Carey 

ACTING SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 

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Call to Ordar; 2:40 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Dennis V. Carey, 

H. i/Jslton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Lydia Larsen 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held June 22, 1976 
and the special meeting held June 29, 1976 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

N0° On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 

Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission 
on June 30, 19 76s 

76-0268 GO Conflict of Interest Code for PUC 

Vote; Ayes-Kenning, Carey, Byrne, Larsen 
No- Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0269 HH Revising rates and discounts charged for electric 

power service 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-02 70 HH Awarding Contract No. HH 54 3 to Western Roofing 
Service of San Francisco in amount of $48,664 

Vote: Ayes- Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-02 71 HH Completing HH Contract No. 537 construction of 

underground duct system 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0272 HH Department of Public Works' roposal for con- 
struction of new street lighting system on Newhall 
and Mendell Streets 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Laroen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0273 HH Department of Public Works' proposa; for con- 
struct on of street lighting on Eugenia Avenue 
Stairway 



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Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn , Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0274 HH Completion of HH Contract No. 512 for San Joaquin 
Valve House repairs and piping 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn , Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-02 75 HH Completion of HH Contract Wo. 443 for construction 
of weir and energy dissipator 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-02 76 WD Bid call for WD Contract Mo. 1709 for paving por- 
tion of Ranch Road and Pulgas Temple parking area 

Vote: Ayes-Henning , Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0277 WD Awarding WD Contract No. 1706 to Pacific Pavements 
Company, Ltd., of San Francisco - amount $793,450 - 
for street and sidewalk repaving 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0278 WD Awarding WD Contract No. 1540 to McGuire and Hester 
of Oakland - amount $72,777 - installation of 30- 
inch main 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopt ad: 

76-02 79 WD Awarding WD Contract No. 1C90 - amount $C9,735 - 
to Bepco, Inc. of Cakland for excavation and re- 
paving water service trenches 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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75-0280 WD Setting August 10, 1976 for public hearing re liens 
and special assessments 

Vote: Ayes-Henning , Carey, Flynn , Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0281 WD Write-off of uncollectible accounts for May 1976 - 
amount $6,308.46 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-02 82 WD Collection of claims against miscellaneous debtors 

for June $521.80 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-02 83 MR Approving rerouting of Line 33-Ashbury 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0284 MR Authorizing execution of lease with Bank of America 
at $1 per year for radio base station 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0285 MR Accepting $3,965 gift from Cable Car Friends and 

San Francisco Beautiful for refurbishing cable car 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0286 MR Approving Modification #3 on Contract No. 622-R 
Twin Peaks Tunnel Electrification, Structural 
Repairs, and Improvements - amount $2,546.20 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-028 7 MR Approving Modification #4 on Contract No. 62 2 -R 
Twin Peaks Tunnel Electrification, Structural 
Repairs, and Improvements - amount $1,381 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn , Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-02 8 8 MR Approving implementation of temporary Route 76 to 
Fort Cronkhite 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0289 MR Setting August 10, 1975 at 2:30 p.m. for public 
hearing re establishing 50 C fare on Line 76- 
Fort Cronkhite 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0269-MR Approving payment of claims - amount $67,222.31 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



PUBLIC HEARING - To consider revision of schedule of rates and 
discounts to be charged by Public Utilities 
Commission for Hetch Hetchy electric power service. 

Oral L. Moore, Hetch Hetchy System General Manager, outlined the objec- 
tives and anticipated effect of the proposed schedule of rates for dis- 
posal of Hetch Hetchy power. 

Adoption of the currently effective rate schedules, as approved by the 
California Public Utilities Commission for PG&E, in the Hetch Hetchy 
service area, with appropriate discounts for municipal customers, is 
deemed the best method of establishing competitive rates for furnishing 
Hetch Hetchy power to private consumers and municipal departments of 
the City and County of San Francisco. 

Mr. Moore pointed out that with the new rates private consumers and 
airport tenants would pay City no more than they would pay Pacific Gas 
and Electric for the same service in this area. 

The increase in electric rates prevailing in this area put into effect 
on September 21, and October 7, 1975 by the California Public Utilities 
Commission makes it desirable for the City to take similar action with 
respect to its schedule of rates for disposal of Hetch Hetchy power to 



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private consumers and the Municipal departments of the City. From the 
standpoint of competitive conditions with respect to alternative ser- 
vices, the Commission is justified in adopting these rates, thereby 
gaining additional revenue from the sale of Hetch Ketchy power to pri- 
vate consumers, primarily Norris Industries (operator of the Riverbank 
Army Ammunition Plant) and tenants of the San Francisco International 
Airport. 

Since under the present rates, sales to City accounts other than Air- 
port tenants are at less than Hetch Hetchy cost, it is also proposed 
to adjust the discount rate on energy sales to the City departments for 
municipal purposes such that the resulting revenues would cover the 
cost of service. 

Mr. Moore said the rate adjustment would result in an increase in elec- 
trical energy charges to Airport tenants of $502,000 for fiscal year 
19 76-77. The charges for electrical energy supplied to City depart- 
ments for municipal purposes would be increased by about $405,000 in 
the 1976-77 fiscal year. The proposed rates would increase the revenue 
from sale of Hetch Hetchy energy to Norris Industries by about 8 per 
cent, amounting to $1,000 per month. 

Mr. Moore then reported to the Commission on the present status of 
Hetch Hetchy power generation. Because of the drought, generation has 
been cut back approximately 40 per cent of normal power production, 
which has necessitated purchase of power from PG&E amounting to over 
$4.5 million during the past five months to fulfill industrial con- 
tracts. Mr. Moore anticipated an additional expenditure over and above 
that budgeted for fiscal year 1976-77 of approximately $1 million per 
month, at least until December. He pointed out, however, that the rate 
increase being sought is to bring the rates in line with what PG&E 
charges for similar service, not because of the drought. 

At Commissioner Flynn's request, Deputy City Attorney McMorris Dow pre- 
sented a brief report on the status of the rate increase adopted by 
the Commission and approved by the Board of Supervisors last year which 
is being contested in Federal Court by SFIA airline tenants (United 
Air Lines, Delta Airlines, and Trans World Airlines) and Norris Indus- 
tries. They claim the increase must be approved by the Secretary of 
the Interior under the provisions of the Raker Act. This is denied by 
City. Mr. Moore contends that the City should not charge its customers 
any less than PG&E charges; that to charge less would be to discrimin- 
ate against San Francisco citizens who pay the PG&E rates authorized 
by the State of California Public Utilities Commission. 

The following persons protested the revised rate schedule: 

Gordon E. Davis, of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, 111 Sutter 
Street, San Francisco. Attorney representing United Air 
Lines, TWA and Delta Airlines. 

Col. F. J. Dorsey, Office of the Army Staff Judge Advocate, 
Headquarters Sixth U.S. Army, Presidio of San Francisco. 
Registered protest regarding service at Riverbank Army 
Amunition Plant. 

Robert O'Loughlin, Hilton Inn, SFIA. 

Robert Scrof ani , 265 Laidley Street, San Francisco, representing San 
Francisco Tomorrow, took the position that rate structure seems to be 
the only way to conservation in any field. He requested that every 
agency in San Francisco be asked to conserve energy, and said at the 
Airport this could best be done through the rate structure. 



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The Commission unanimously adopted the revised rate schedules (Resolu- 
tion No. 76-0269) and requested they be forwarded to the Board of 
Supervisors for approval as required by Charter. 



At the conclusion of the Water Department calendar, President Henning 
granted permission to Attorney Haig Arsen Harris, Jr. to address the 
Commission. 

Mr. Harris, attorney for certain Mission Street merchants, requested 
cancellation of the special joint meeting set by the City Planning 
Commission and the PUC for July 15, 1976, p.m., to consider the Transit 
First Plan for Mission Street. He claimed that notice of the meeting 
was sent to the affected merchants too late and was biased. He also 
protested that the flyers announcing the meeting on the Muni vehicles 
were incorrect. 

Following discussion with staff, the Commission took the view that legal 
notice was given and that Mr. Harris's complaints were not sufficient 
for the PUC to cancel the meeting. Commissioner Henning also pointed 
out that the meeting was originally scheduled by the City Planning 
Commission, in which case it would be presumptious for the PUC to can- 
cel the meeting. 



MR Calendar Item #22 — Abandonment of MR Line 42-X - Webster-Jackson 
Express. Taken off calendar. 

Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, stated this line 
was established as a peak-period service for Hunters Point Naval Ship- 
yard employees and provided direct service between the Naval Yard and 
the north center area of the City. Due to steady decrease of employees 
at the Naval Shipyard and decline of usage of Line 42-X, the Railway 
recommended abandonment of the line. 

Commissioner Carey moved that the matter be put over for further study 
due to the anticipated execution of a prime contract by a new tenant 
and resumption of activity in the shipyard, with potential employment 
of 3,000 persons within six months. Commissioner Larsen seconded, and 
the motion was unanimously carried. 



The Commission unanimously approved resumption of Municipal Railway 
service to Fort Cronkhite on weekends and holidays through October 11, 
1976. 

Mr. Green estimated the revenue from the proposed service will be at 
the same level as last summer — approximately $3500. The total cost 
of the 29 days of service is estimated at $19,500; hence, the deficit 
will appriximate $16,000. 

In view of the public pressure for the continuation of Marin Headlands 
summer service, Bernard Teitelbaum, Executive Deputy to the Mayor, 
by letter dated July 9, 1976, assured Mr. Green that the Mayor would 
be willing to support the Muni's request for a supplemental appropria- 
tion in December to cover the cost of the difference between the ser- 
vice and fares, and requested that the PUC hold hearings to permit a 
fare increase of 50C each way on the line so that the deficit encum- 
bered will not be so great. 



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On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Larsen, the 
Commission approved implementation of the No. 76 - Fort Cronkhite line 
for the summer (Resolution No. 76-0288) and set August 10, 1976, at 
2:30 p.m. for public hearing on increasing the fare to 50C each way on 
this line (Resolution No. 76-0289) . 

The following appeared before the Commission in support of the Fort 
Cronkhite line: 

Mr. Walter L. Knox, 32 Clementina Street, of the Citizens Action 
Committee on Aging, representing 16 0,000 senior citizens, 

Farrar R. (Red) Dodge, 650A - 45th Avenue, with a petition signed 
by 137 San Francisco residents. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



George L. Carey 
Acting Secretary and 
Assistant General Manager 



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MEMORANDUM 
OF 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

AND 

CITY PLANNING COMMISSION 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 

SPECIAL JOINT MEETING OF JULY 15, 19 7 6 

1345 Mission Street 
8:00 p.m., 



AUG 2 1976 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Josenh P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Failway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

George L. Carey 

ACTING SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Ordert 8:20 p.m. 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

Present: Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. , President 
Commissioner H. Wei ton Flynn 
Commissioner Lydia Larsen 

John M. Christensen, Jr., Acting General Manager of 

Public Utilities 

George L. Carey, Acting Secretary and Assistant 

General Manager 



Commissioner Dennis V. Carey, vice President 
Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne 



Absent: 

CITY PLANNING COMMISSION 



Present: Commissioner Gordon Lau, President 

Commissioner Loby Rosenblatt, Vice President 

Commissioner Charles Starbuck 

Commissioner Ina Dearman 

Commissioner Susan Bierman 

Ex-Officio Member, James J. Finn representing the 

General Manager of Public Utilities 

Rai Okamoto, Director of Planning 
Lynn Pio, Secretary 

Absent: Ex-Officio Member Thomas J. Mellon, Chief Administrative 

Officer 

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PRESIDING OFFICER 

John F. Henning, Jr., President, Public Utilities Commission 

CONSIDERATION : Requesting the Board of Supervisors to reaffirm 
its earlier approval of a Transit First Plan 
developed for Mission Street by the City Planning 
Department, Department of Public Works, and 
Municipal Railway. 

After the Pledge of Allegiance, Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway 
General Manager, spoke regarding Transit First on Mission Street 
between 11th and Beale Streets, and introduced Jon Twitchell of 
the City Planning staff who presented the proposal as amended. 

After the presentation the following persons spoke concerning the 
proposal: 



1. Mr. Colbert 

2. Haig Harris, Jr. 

3. Edward Keil 

4. C. R. Arnold 

5. Fred's Body Shop 

6. Norman Rolfe 



Employee of a business on Mission Street 

Attorney for Property Owners and Tenants 

Property Owner and Attorney 

Bicycle Coalition 

Owner 

San Francisco Tomorrow 



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Call to Order"; 8:20 p.m. 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
Present 



Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. , President 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 
Commissioner Lydia Larsen 

John M. Christensen, Jr., Acting General Manager of 

Public Utilities 

George L. Carey, Acting Secretary and Assistant 

General Manager 



Commissioner Dennis V. Carey, vice President 
Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne 



Absent? 

CITY PLANNING COMMISSION 



Present: Commissioner Gordon Lau, President 

Commissioner Loby Rosenblatt, Vice President 

Commissioner Charles Starbuck 

Commissioner Ina Dearman 

Commissioner Susan Bierman 

Ex-Officio Member, James J. Finn representing the 

General Manager of Public Utilities 

Rai Okamoto, Director of Planning 
Lynn Pio, Secretary 

Absent: Ex-Officio Member Thomas J. Mellon, Chi af Administrative 

Officer 

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PRESIDING OFFICER 

John F. Henning, Jr., President, Public Utilities Commission 

CONSIDERATION : Requesting the Board of Supervisors to reaffirm 
its earlier approval of a Transit First Plan 
developed for Mission Street by the City Planning 
Department, Department of Public Works, and 
Municipal Railway. 

After the Pledge of Allegiance, Curtis E. Green, Municipal Pailway 
General Manager, spoke regarding Transit First on Mission Street 
between 11th and Beale Streets, and introduced Jon Twitchell of 
the City Planning staff who presented the proposal as amended. 

After the presentation the following persons spoke concerning the 
proposal: 



1. Mr. Colbert 

2. Haig Harris, Jr. 

3. Edward Keil 

4. C. R. Arnold 

5. Fred's Body Shop 

6. Norman Rolfe 



Employee of a business on Mission Street 

Attorney for Property Owners and Tenants 

Property Owner and Attorney 

Bicycle Coalition 

Owner 

San Francisco Tomorrow 



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7. Charles Rozema 

8. Maurice Klebolt 

9. Walter Knox 

10. Jas . McDougall 

11. Bob Glover 

12 . Jas . Dunn 

13. Lawrence Martin 

14. Ed Laws on 

15. Charna Staten 

16 . Frank Burt 

17. Michael Davis 

18. Chris Johanson 

19. Douglas Bouen 

20. Mr. Mycallsen 

21. Jack Oppenheimei 



Eurkea Valley 

Citizens Advisory Panel-Transportation 

Senior Citizens 

Noe Valley 

SPUR 

Holladay Office Machines 

Transport Workers Union 

Chamber of Commerce 

Former Planning Commission staff 

President, Local 665 

Muni Driver 

Resident, 10th & Howard p.rea 

Attorney, Goodyear Tir..- 

Representing himself re Environment 

CAP -TRANS 



Mr. Oppenheimer insisted that the meeting was illegal as the 
original plan was not being discussed. 

Commissioner Henning called a recess at 9:35 p.m. to confer with 
Utilities General Counsel George E. Baglin. 

At 10:00 p.m., the meeting was called to order and Mr. Baglin 
advised that the meeting was legal j whereupon COxFauissioner Flynn 
moved, and Commissioner Larsen seconded the motion, to defer 
decision until the next regularly scheduled PUC meeting of July 
27 at 2:30 p.m. The motion carried, 3-0. 

Commissioner Flynn moved and Commissioner Larsen seconded the 
motion, to request that the Board of Supervisors not defund the 
local share of Mission Street-Transit Preferential Street Program 
(Appropriation No. 4.672.504.000 - $36,971.78). The motion 
carried, 3-0. [Resolution No. 76-0290.] 

The City Planning Commission voted 5-0 to defer Mission Street 
until their next meeting on Thursday, July 22, 19 76, and to also 
request the Board of Supervisors not to defund the appropriation 
as above . 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:15 P.M. 



[NOTE: The entire meeting was taped. 
The tape is on file in the' 
office of the Secretary of the 
City Planning Commission.] 



George L. Carey 
Acting Secretary and 
Assistant General Manager 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAM FRANCISCO 

George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 2 82, City Hall 
2:40 p.m. 

^ July 27, 1976 

COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

George L. Carey 

ACTING SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:40 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners Uennis V. C*.rey, ":. '.Telton ' Flynn, 

Joseph P. Byrne, Lydia Larsen 

Absent: Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. 

Vice President Dennis V. Carey presided. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held July 13, 
1976 and the special meeting held July 15, 1976 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larson, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

76-0291 HH Bid Call for HH Contract No. 5 36 for transit 
power facilities for West Portal Avenue under 
Power Improvement Program 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0292 HH Awarding HH Contract 544, in amount of 

$651,840.00 - Herrero Brothers, Inc. of San 
Francisco - Construction of Fillmore Substation 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0293 HH Awarding HH Contract No. 477 in amount of 

$64,990.00 - Art Brown Construction of Oakdale - 
Construction of Moccasin penstock valve house. 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0294 HH Approving excess Modification #4 - Amount $7,500 
Provide additional labor, tools and equipment to 
facilitate inspection and testing of City- furnished 
electrical equipment - HH Contract No. 522 - 
Civic Center, Church and Downtown Substations 
electrical equipment installation. 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0295 WD Authorizing execution of Water Department 

professional services agreement - The Pitometer 
Associates - Conduct water waste survey and 
network analysis - Maximum fee, $25,000 

Vote; Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0296 WD Completion of WD Contract Wo. 1663 - Central Pump 
Station, discharge to Sutro Pipeline cross 
connection - Excess modification, $3,2 85.00 - 
McCrary Construction Company, contractor 

Vote; Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0297 WD Supplemental appropriation $1,462 - Water Depart- 
ment funds - required for salary adjustment for 
Class 5158 City Distribution Division Assistant 
Manager 

Votes Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0298 WD Supplemental appropriation $441,000 - Water 

Department funds - Relocate and realign water 
mains. 

Vote : Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0290-MR Approving payment of claims - amount $327,481.60 

Vote; Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Vice President Dennis V. Carey presided in the absence of President 
John F. Henning, Jr. 

Acting Secretary and Assistant General Manager George L. Carey read 
the following communication: 



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July 22, 1376 
MEMORANDUM 

To: Commissioner John F. Henning Jr. , President 
Commissioner Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
Commissioner H. Jelton Flynn 
Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne 
Commissioner Lydia Larsan 

From: John D. Crowley 

General Manager of Public Utilities 

Subjects Request for Hearing 

Transmitted herewith are the proposed resolutions, explana- 
tion sheets, and related statistical information for two proposed 
Commission resolutions which I respectfully submit for your early 
attention, with the hope that at the July 27, 1976 PUC meeting 
they can be initially considered and then further heard at the 
Commission's August 10, 1976 meeting. If so. it is proposed that 
these materials would also be available for public inspection 
between the July 2 7 and the August 10, 19 76 PUC meetings. 

Such a schedule is timely because of the need subsequently 
for a public hearing and decision by the Board of Supervisors, in 
accordance with Charter Section 3.595 (c) . Then preparation for 
and conduct of a General Signup for operators will be required. 
The revised schedules should go into effect by the middle of 
November 19 76 in order to realize the platform wage and related 
savings requested by Mayor George R. Moscone and budgeted for the 
1976-77 fiscal year by the Board of Supervisors. 

One proposed resolution consists of reducing scheduled 
service by 50 runs on 38 routes throughout the Muni System in order 
to meet the 1976-1977 budget reduction of $620,000.00 in platform 
wages. 

The other proposed resolution consists of increasing the 
headways for Lines 1-California, 3-Jackson, 4-Sutter, and 22-Fillmore, 
The savings realized in this action would be used to improve service 
on various other lines of the Municipal Railway where investigation 
indicates these improvements are warranted, as noted in the 
explanation to this resolution. 



John D. Crowley 
General Manager 



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After a discussion concerning the date and time of a public hearing 
on the proposed reduction of scheduled service on 40 Muni routes, 
Commissioner Lydia Larsen asked Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Acting 
General Manager of Public Utilities, if the public would be properly 
informed about the hearing. Dr. Christensen stated that James H. 
Leonard, Director of Public Service, would be concerned with the 
public notice. 



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Lawrence D. Martin, Px-esident of the Transport Workers Union agreed 
that due notice should be given, and suggested that notices be 
placed in the buses. 

Commissioner K. Wei ten Flynn moved, and Commissioner Lydia Larsen 
seconded that the meeting date be set for August 10, 1976, and it 
was adopted by the Commission. (Subsequently — the Commission 
scheduled the public hearing for 7 s 30 p.m., August 10, 1976, 
Room 2 82, City Hall.) 

-O-O-O- 

Acting Secretary of the Commission, George L. Carey, read the 
following communications 

July 22, 19 76 
Membe r s 

Public Utilities Commission 
c/o Mr. George Carey, Acting Secretary 
City Hall, Room 287 
San Francisco, California 94102 

Gentlemen ; 

It is none too soon to redress the inequities in the rates charged 
for electrical power generated by the Hetch Hetchy system. Your 
recent approval of an increase in the rates billed to airport 
customers such as airlines and hotels is one step in the proper 
direction. 

If these customers continue to protest or to challenge in court the 
current and previous increases, then I think that the City Attorneys' 
Office should file a protest of its own on behalf of San Francisco's 
ratepayers, insisting that all users of Hetch Hetchy power be 
charged the PG & E rates on a non-discriminatory basis. 

Many of us have fought in the past - and will continue to fight in 
the future - the tendency of this City's commissions to bow to the 
demands of large and profligate users, such as industries and 
municipalities, at the expense of residential consumers. We believe 
the commissions owe equal protection and equal commitment to both 
segments of the community. 

Sincerely, 

(orig/signed) 

Jeanne Lippay 

-0-0-0- 

Vice President Carey reported that the San Francisco Unified School 
District has set the Fall football schedule of '76, and suggested 
that a letter be sent to the District suggesting a meeting with the 
Public Utilities Commission and the Police Department so alternative 
ideas be adopted to take steps to prevent hoodlumism and crime on 
game days . 



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Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, informed that the season starts on 
September 16th, moved that a letter be sent to the Board of 
Education. Commissioner Lydia Larsen seconded, and the motion was 
adopted. 



Resolution No. 76-0292 — Awarding KH Contract No. 544, in amount of 
$651,840.00 to Herrero Brothers, Inc. of San Francisco, for 
construction of the Fillmore Substation under the Power Improvement 
Program. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn asked Contract Compliance Officer 
George L. Newkirk if there had been some discussion with Herrero 
Brothers regarding their affirmative action program. Mr. Newkirk 
stated prime contractor is a minority firm. 



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Resolution No. WD 76-0295 — Authorizing execution of Water Department 
professional services agreement with the Pitometer Associates, 
engineering firm, to conduct water waste survey and network analysis. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn asked Acting General Manager and Chief 
Engineer Kenneth Boyd if the agreement is an annual calendar item. 
Mr. Boyd replied affirmatively and stated that the fee proposed 
is the same as last year's. 

Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne asked if the Water Department could 
have handled this work, and Mr. Boyd stated that in theory it could, 
but manpower has been cut. If Water Department engineering personnel 
were used, the cost including substantial overhead, would exceed the 
fee charged by Pitometer Associates. 



Municipal Railway Calendar Item No. 15 was taken off calendar upon 
the request of Acting General Manager of Municipal Railway George 
Duarte until Jon Twitchell of City Planning gets more input from the 
community. 



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Municipal Railway Calendar Item No. 16 — Authorizing settlement of 
court action of Teopolis Davis vs. City and County of San Francisco 
by $5,400 back pay plus costs and interest. 

The item requested the Commission to authorize $5,400 in back pay 
for Teopolis Davis, a Seventh Day Adventist, who went to court after 
being fired for declining to work any time between sunset Friday and 
sunset Saturday due to strict prohibition against working on the 
Sabbath day. 



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Utilities General Counsel George E. Baglin stated that the money is 
coming to Teopolis Davis, by order of the U. S. District Judge 
Spencer Williams. 

Commissioner H. VJelton Flynn questioned this item asking Mr. Baglin 
that if he, himself, were a Catholic and a Muni driver and had to 
go to Mass on Sunday, and had to take time off to go, would the Muni 
be obliged to give him the time off. Mr. Baglin replied negatively. 
Commissioner Flynn then offered a motion to deny back pay to 
Teopolis Davis and instruct the City Attorney to fight the case 
in court, as he felt a settlement without a fight in this case 
would invite demands for time off on religious grounds by other 
City employees. 

Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne asked Lawrence 3. Martin of the 
Transport Workers Union, when Mr. Davis was put to work was he 
informed of the days he was going to work. Mr. Martin explained 
that when Mr. Daviswent to work for Municipal Railway in March 1975, 
neither he nor the Muni had any problems during his training period 
because all trainees are off on Saturdays and Sundays. The trouble 
arose when the training period ended and Mr. Davis was required 
to sign up for one of the working shifts remaining after hundreds 
of drivers with higher seniority rights chose their runs. 

There was no shift for him with Friday night and Saturday off. 

Commissioner Lydia Larsen stated that she worked in personnel for 
the Federal Civil Service Commission, and that some people were 
allowed off if it did not work a burden, as there are not that 
many cases . 

Commissioner Carey called for a vote from the Commission in approval 
of the case going to the City Attorney to fight it in court. 
Commissioners Carey, Flynn and Byrne voted "aye," and Commissioner 
Larsen vote "no." 



Commissioner Carey referred again to the matter of the future public 
hearing on the proposed reduction of scheduled service on 40 runs in 
the Muni System. He said the public would receive due notice. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



George L. Carey 
Acting Secretary and 
Assistant General Manager 



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z 



M I M U T E S 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 2 82, City Hall 
2s40 p.m. 



August 24, 1976 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., Fresident 
Dennis V. Car ^y , Vice President 
H. We It on Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DOCUMENTS 

SEP 2 8 1976 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 
Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Safety 
Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 



George L. Carey 

ACTING SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



.76-153 



Call to Order: 2:40 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners John F.' Henning, Dennis V. Carey, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne § Lydia Larsen 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held July 27, 
1976 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 

NO. Commission ratified the following resolution 

approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
August 2, 1976: 

76-0299 GO Employment of Staff Assistant IV and designated 
as Acting Secretary to the Commission. 

Vote: Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0300 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block 6945, Lot 22 
Mildred A. Murrell 
$102.25 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0301 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block 1206, Lot 1 
Southern Pacific 
Memorial Hospital 
$294.87 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0302 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 55 3 — Replacing, 

repairing and painting steel trolley poles on 
Mission Street 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0303 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 564 — Exterior repair 

and painting of Moccasin and Tesla Portal Build- 
ings. 



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Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 304 H Approving amendment to professional services 

contract with Systems Control, Inc. increasing 
the total payment from $85,895 to $93,607 and 
fixed fee from $7 r 6 38 to $8,302 to cover 
additional work - design services of four 
substations to be acquired from P.G.& E. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0305 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 5 59 —Construction of 

manholes and underground duct banks and related 
work in Howard and Folsom Streets from Eleventh 
Street to Main Street. Power Improvement Program 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0306 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 540 — Installing City- 

fumished transit power cables in existing duct 
lines, previously constructed under Power 
Improvement Program, on Sutter, McAllister and 
Fillmore Streets. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0307 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal 

for construction of new street lighting system 
Telegraph Hill Area 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0308 H Approving collection of Bureau of Light, Heat and 

Power damage claims - Month of June 19 76 - 
Amount, $2,689.09 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 309 W Award - WD Contract No. 1700 — Installation of 

mains in Ellis Street, between Franklin and 
Taylor - The Lowrie Paving Company, Inc., of 
South San Francisco - $126,505.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 310 W Award - WD Contract No. 1679 — Cathodic Protection 

Crystal Springs P/L No. 2 and Sunset Supply P/L - 
Power- Anderson, Inc. of Mountain View - $54,510.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 311 W Approving amendment to professional services 

contract W. A. Wahler and Associates, increasing 
the maximum consultant's fee from $345,000 to 
$350,500 additional work needed - Crystal Springs 
Dam inspection and study 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0312 W Completion of WD Contract No. 1694 — Cement Mortar 

line of 20" pipe in Sloat Blvd. and 44th Avenue - 
$7,624.40, credit modification - Ameron, Inc., 
contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 313 W Completion of WD Contract No. 1686 — Excavation 

and repaving for water service trenches - 
$5,677.08, excess modification - Bepco, Inc. 
contractor - Final payment, $16,2 77.95 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0314 W Requesting immediate filling of four vacated 

positions of Class 7250, Utility Foreman, Water 
Department 



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Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0315 W Settlement of non-litigated claim of Pacific GAs 

and Electric Company — damages to vault and 
repairs to leaking 2" service line - $1,808.0 8 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0 316 W Collection of Water Department claims for 

damages - Month July 19 76 - $4,62 5.31 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0317 W Completion of WD Contract No. 1657 — Furnish and 

install ground fault detection equipment and 
protection relays, Sar Antonio and Sunol Pump 
Stations - $94 3.05, credit modification - 
Anderson Electric Company-Final payment $2,543.28 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Cn motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 318 W Write-off of uncollectible accounts - Month of 

June 1976 - $5,376.29 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 319 W Proposed sale of surplus land - portion of Lowrie 

Avenue, South San Francisco 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0320 W Bid call - WD Contract No 1691 — 6-Inch Ductile 

Iron Main Installation in Clipper Street between 
Grand View Avenue and Douglass Street 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0 321 W Award - WD Contract No. 1709 — Paving portion 

of Ranch Road (Alameda Co.) and Pulgas Temple 
Parking Area (San Mateo Co.) - Anza Engineering 
Corporation, Redwood City - $22,407.00 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 322 W Supplemental appropriation - Compensation 

adjustments to the Transportation Promotive 
Series for two positions - Amount, $697.78 

Vote; Ayes -Kenning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-032 3 W Supplemental appropriation - Compensation 

adjustments to the Transportation Promotive 
Series - Amount $731.84 - Period July 1, 1975 
to June 30, 19 76 

Vote: Ayes-Penning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 324 M Completion - MR Contract No. 611 — Victorian Park 

cable car boarding facilities - Credit modifica- 
tion, $4,250 - C. 0. Jones Company, contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission. 
August 12, 1976 and August 13, 1976: 

76-0 325 M Supplemental appropriation - operator wages, 

19 76-77 - Muni operators wage and working 
conditions 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 326 M Requesting the Board of Supervisors to disapprove 

headway increases on certain Municipal Railway 
lines in order to place schedules into effect 
in accordance with established procedure. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne 
No- Carey, Larsen 

(on first six paragraphs) 

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Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 
(On last two paragraphs) 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0327 M Modification of Contract No. 1 - credit amount, 

$917.18 to delete 650 rail anchors - provide 
for modification and installation of City 
furnished signal system components and delete 
furnishing of said componenets by contractor - 
Under Contract No. MR 610R — Taraval Line - 
Track Reconstruction and Sewer Replacement, West 
Portal Avenue to 15th Avenue and 46th Avenue and 
Zoo Loop. 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0328 M Modification of Contract No. 2 - credit amount, 

$7,783.07 to eliminate from the contract work, 
the removal of turnout tracks and associated 
overhead facilities under Contract No. MR 610R 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0329 M Modification of Contract No. 3 - debit amount 

$7,9 35.21 to adjust estimated quantities to 
agree tfith actual quantities as performed - 
Bay Cities Paving and Grading, Inc. , contractor - 
Under Contract No. MR 610R 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0330 M Supplemental appropriation - $44,634 - Provide 

funds for payment of compensation to miscellaneous 
permanent salaried employees. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 331 M Compromise and collection of claims - Month of 

June, 1976 - $4,443.53 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0332 M Settlement from Allied Propane Service - amount, 

$3,105.31 - payment of damage claim to Municipal 
Railway street car #102 3 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0333 M Compromise and acceptance of $342.47 in 

settlement of claim in amount of $1,784.9 3 
against Servedei Service, Inc. for damage to 
Municipal Railway trolley coach #809 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0334 M Write-off of uncollectible accounts - Month of 

July 1976 - $697.52 - compromise and collection 
of claims for damages - Mo. of July 1976,$ 1,144.62 

Vote; Ayes-Kenning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0335 M Fayment of claims - Month of June 1976 -$36 ,890 . 58 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0336 M Payment of claims - Month of July 1976 -$42 ,137. 42 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

(Numbers 76-0337 and 7S-0338 not used.) 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0339 M Award of Vending Machine Agreement for period 

September 1, 19 76 through June 30, 1977 - Freeco 
Vending Services 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Flynn , seconded by Larsen , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 340 GO Confirming transfers of funds under $10,000 

and allotment requests, submitted by departments 
under PUC jurisdiction - fourth quarter 76-76 
totalling $1,459,557.00 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0299-MR Approving request for payment of claims against 

Municipal Railway in total amount of $69,050.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 300-MR Approving request for payment of claims against 

Municipal Railway in total amount of $233,867.81 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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The chair requested approval of minutes of August 10, 1976. Question 
raised that there was no official meeting either on August 10, 1976 
nor at the public hearing in the evening of August 10, 1976. 
Memorandum had been prepared and submitted to the Commissioners for 
their information. Commissioner Byrne moved that motion to approve 
minutes of August 10, 1976 be withdrawn, seconded by Commissioner 
Flynn. Chair asked for motion to approve minutes of July 27, 1976. 
Moved by Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Carey, and 
vote was unanimous . 

COMMUNICATIONS; 

Letter from John Bardis, Inner Sunset, re contract to relocate water 
main from 4th to 5th Avenues. 

Letter from Dr. Sooey, Chancellor of U.C. Medical Center regarding 
the same matter. 

Chair requested Mr. Julian Bardoff, Principal Engineer of the Water 
Department to address himself to this matter. Mr. Julian Bardoff 
indicated that the matter was first presented in 1966 when the Water 
Department was approached about vacating the street. The Water 
Department responded that they had no objections as long as the 
expense was borne by the University. The Board of Supervisors gave 
permission for vacating the street. One year ago the Public Utilities 
Commission voted to approve the matter subject to the City Attorney's 
approval. Four months ago the Water Department and the Commission 



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were advised that litigation concerning the project had been 
released per the State of California. Water Department went back 
to the Commission on May 25, 1976 at which time there was a full 
discussion of the matter including the injunctions. Minutes of 
May 25, 1976 indicate that injunction was lifted and that the 
project was exempt from EIR. 

President John F. Henning asked Utilities General Counsel George E. 
Baglin, "What would be the Commission's legal situation were we to 
abridge the contract at this time?" Mr. Baglin stated, "We would 
be subject to breach of contract." 

Mr. Bardis indicated that there was still litigation and that the 
issue was that the Commission should have advertised hearings and 
should have been advised of neighborhood feelings and, further, 
there has been no permit for the street work. Commissioner Flynn 
advised that the Commission was not bound to hold public hearings 
on water contracts and that he felt that Mr. Bardis was using 
this Commission as hostage against U. C. Medical Center. 

Commissioner Byrne indicated that Mr. Bardis should have protested 
the matter at the time of the May 25th Commission meeting. 



Item No. 9, which was continued from meeting of August 10, 1976 
re revision of the existing schedule of rates, fares, and charges by 
the Municipal Railway to establish a 50C fare each way on the No. 76 
Fort Cronkhite line. The item was tabled. 



Resolution No. 76-0310 re award of WD Contract No. 1679 to Power- 
Anderson, Inc. of Mountain View for cathodic protection, Crystal 
Springs P/L No. 2 and Sunset Supply P/L, Commissioner Henning 
asked for an explanation of "cathodic protection." He was informed 
by the Water Department that this is preventative maintenance. 



Resolution No. 76-0311, amendment to professional services contract 
with W. A. Wahler and Associates, President John F. Hennings asked for 
stage of completion and indicated that the Commission was unhappy with 
modifications of contracts that called for increases in costs. 



Item No. 22 re execution of Water Department Land Use Permit to 
Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation for parking and land- 
scaping purposes, Commissioner Flynn stated that it was the policy 
of the Commission to get six months rent on leases and asked for a 
policy decision on "permits." The Department indicated that they 
had been dealing with the firm since 1965, had a performance bond, 
and received two months rent (first & last). Commissioner Flynn 
moved that the matter be tabled until there is more information 
available. 



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Commissioner Flynn inquired with reference to the monthly report of 
the Water Department - that although there was indication of rent 
received on Sunol property for June, there was no indication of 
July rent. Advised that rent normally comes in on 20th of month 
and monthly report prepared before that date. 



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Item No. 35 re execution of agreement with International Engineering 
Company (IECO) extending the time for the City to act in IECO's claim 
for additional compensation relating to additional design work beyond 
the scope of the original agreement, Commissioner Flynn indicated 
that it was his belief that the Commission should not ratify the 
claim and asked for stage of completion. Advised by John M. 
Christensen, Acting General Manager, that the City will have counter 
claims and all matters of dispute can be settled at end of contract; 
this item called for an extension of time because unless the matter 
was decided by September 7th the contractor would have to go to 
court on statute of limitations. Commissioner Byrne asked that an 
arbitration clause be included in all future contracts as is done in 
private industry. So moved by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Lydia 
Larsen ; approved by Commission that an arbitration clause be 
included in all future contracts. Item Wo. 35 was then disapproved. 



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4;00 - President John F. Henning called for recess 
4:25 - Meeting reconvened. 



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Resolution No. 76-0326, requesting Board of Supervisors to disapprove 
headway increases on certain Municipal Railway lines, President 
Jonn F. Henning asked the Utilities .General Counsel whether or not 
it was in order that the Commission adopt and incorporate the 
testimony in this meeting of the memorandum and testimoney given on 
the meeting of August 10, 1976 (evening meeting) with regard to 
Muni headway increases, and further, was there an obligation on the 
part of the Public Utilities Commission to hold public hearings. 

Utilities General Counsel George E. Baglin said it is proper to 
incorporate testimony as long as the Commissioners have been 
provided with copies; and that it was the duty of the Board of 
Supervisors to conduct public hearings on schedule changes and 
abandonments, not that of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Jack Oppenheimer of CAPTRAN raised question as to whether or not this 
was a "continued meeting" and that there had not been adequate notice, 
Mr. Baglin stated that it is not a continued meeting, and there has 
been adequate notice given. 

Question was raised as to whether this meeting violated due process 
and whether an EIR was required. Mr. Baglin stated that the meeting 
does not in any way violate due process and that he knows of no law 
that says change of services require an EIR statement. The case 



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referred to is a fare increase and does not apply. 

The question was raised as to the matter being before the Planning 
Commission. Mr. James J. Finn addressed himself to the question 
and indicated that there was no such matter before the Planning 
Commission, and that until such time as the governing body (Board 
of Supervisors) makes a determination on schedule changes, there is 
not even a question as to an EIR. 



The question was raised as to public meetings and public hearings. 
Mr. Baglin addressed the question: A public hearing is one where 
the public participates; a public meeting is open to the public 
but may not be addressed without the courtesy of the chair. 
Statements from the public may be heard at this meeting with 
permission of the chair. 



Statement by General Manager Curtis E. Green re schedule changes. 
Municipal Railway presented a budget calling for $87 Million by 
Commission, but reduced to $30 Million by the Mayor and $73 Million 
by the Board of Supervisors. The Board advised that Muni was to 
come back with schedules compatible under this budget. With the 
reduction in dollars, there was a reduction of 40 operators, there- 
fore 1902 operators in original budget now reduced to 1862, at 
present there are less than 1800 operators working. To insure 
schedules as presently printed, and not being kept, would require 
1902 drivers and 520 mechanical personnel. Further, passenger counts 
on Lines 1, 3,4 and 22 indicate transfer of some runs to presently 
over crowded lines would benefit overall scheduling. 

Commissioner Byrne wanted to know what had happened to action taken 
by the Commission authorizing contracting out maintenance work. 
Mr. Green said the Board of Supervisors authorized only $500,000 of 
the $1.5 Million proposed budget item and then returned the balance 
of the work to Muni. 

Persons appearing and speaking in protest of service changes: 

Sam Walker 

Mr. Brody 

Mr. Beckes, Clement St. Merchants Assn. 

Lawrence Martin, Transport Workers Union 

John Elberling, CAPTRAN 

Roger Davis 

Arthur B. Chase 

John Velos 

Commissioner Flynn stated that he believed the Commission should 
refuse all of the changes and advise the Board of Supervisors in most 
strong language that when they authorize the operators, maintenance 
and supervisorial personnel, as budgeted and approved, that schedules 
then be put in effect. Commissioner Carey seconded the motion. 

President Henning stated he would like to divide the question into 
two parts. Commissioners Larsen and Carey indicated they were 



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opposed to changes until the personnel as budgeted was available. 

Commissioner Flynn reworded his motion to read: That the 
Commission accept the recommendations of Muni with schedule changes 
in accord with the budget as approved; and, a further motion that 
strong language be sent to the Board of Supervisors recommending 
that the jobs which have been approved in all categories be unfrozen 
and provided to Muni, i.e. personnel be brought up to 1862 operators, 
512 maintenance persons and 17 supervisory personnel. 

Commissioner Carey added to the second portion of motion that a 
recommendation be made to the Board of Supervisors that if the Board 
wanted service to be provided at currently scheduled levels personnel 
must be restored to the original budget request of 1902 operators. 

Commissioners Larsen and Carey voted "no" on the portion of the 
resolution which called for adoption of the new schedules - all 
other "aye" which carried. All commissioners voted in favor of 
requesting the Board of Supervisors to bring personnel up to 
budgeted numbers and beyond. 



Item No. 37 re disposal of all surplus trolley coaches belonging to 
the Municipal Railway, Municipal Railway General Manager Curtis E. 
Green indicated that there was no money available to store the old 
trolleys and that the bid prices offerred had been reduced when 
Muni held back on those trolleys which might be refurbished. A motion 
was made that if there is no storage space available by September 14, 
1976, the Commission will move to sell the surplus trolleys. Matter 
tabled until next meeting. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Margaret Brady 

Acting Secretary of 

Public Utilities Commission 



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OCT 8 



^MINUTES 

.^p PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2:30 p.m. 

^r September 14, 1976 

COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. We It on Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John M. Christensen, Jr. 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Margaret L. Brady 
Acting Secretary 



Call to Order: 2:45 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., H. VJelton Flynn, 

Joseph P. Byrne, Lydia Larsen 

Absent: Commissioner Dennis V. Carey 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held August 24, 
1976 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 

NO. following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 342 H Accepting R. W. Beck and Associates' Appraisal 

Report for Clavey-Wards Ferry Tuolumne River 
Development and approving San Francisco's 
filing of application for additional development 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne 
No-Larsen 

76-0 342 A H On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the above 
resolution constitutes a neutral position 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



76-0343 H Supplemental appropriation to fund increased 

contributions to Retirement System - $109,133 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

'6-0344 H Supplemental appropriation correcting clerical 

errors in 1976-77 Salary Standardization Ordinance- 
$17,685 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

6-0345 H Supplemental appropriation funding increased 

contributions to Retirement System - $3,965 - 
Bureau of Light, Heat & Power 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0346 H Approving collections of damage claims - Month 

of July 1976 - Amount, $1,801.42- Bureau of 
Light, Heat and Power. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0347 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal 

for relighting Lakeside Area, Contract 2 - 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0348 H Approving Modification of Contract No. 3 in the 

debit amount of $6,138.30 to provide funds for 
additional conduits, wiring and relay cabinets at 
Lagur.a Honda and Judah Substations, under 
Contract HH 528. 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Cn motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0349 H Award of HH Contract Wo. 536 - Amount, $295,671.00 

Mahoney Electric Company, Inc. of San Francisco - 
Conversion for pantograph operation and related 
street lighting work for streetcar overhead 
system at West Portal Avenue 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0350 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 547 - Installation of 

City- furnished power conversion equipment and 
related work in San Jose Substation. Estimated 
cost of work, $100,000.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0351 H Bid Call - HH Contract No. 56 3 - Construction 

of manholes and underground duct banks and 
related work in Folsom Street from 11th Street 
to 16th Street and in Eleventh Street from 
Mission Street to Bryant Street - Estimated cost 
of work, $173,000.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0352 w Completion of Contract No. 1695 - Installing 

4-Inch and 6-Inch ductile iron mains in Washington 
Jones, Taylor, Filbert, Hyde, Leavenworth Streets c. 
to Havens Court - Credit modification of $1,450.40 
and approving final payment $5,581.45 - Dalton 
Construction, contractor 

Votes Ayes- Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 35 3 N Supplemental appropriation for reallocation of 

funds required for reclassifications of positions 
in the Alameda and Peninsula Divisions - Amount, 
$94,706.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 354 W Supplemental appropriation for correction of 

clerical errors in the 19 76-77 Salary Standardiza- 
tion Ordinance - Amount, $45,096.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 355 W Supplemental appropriation for additional funds 

required to fund increased contributions to 
Retirement System - Amount, $222,890.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0356 W ' Supplemental appropriation - 1972 Municipal 

Water System Bond Fund - Amount, $96,000.00 for 
architectural and engineering contracts. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 35 7 W Requesting Board of Supervisors to approve a 

modified Transit First Plan developed for Mission 
Street by the City Planning Department - Department 
of Public Works and the San Francisco Municipal 
Rai lway . 



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Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 35 8 M Authorizing Municipal Railway to dispose of all 

surplus trolley coaches belonging to Municipal 
Railway as soon as possible. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, 

No-Larsen 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 359 M Authorizing transfer on permanent loan to Bay 

Area Electric Railroad Association, Inc. for 
historic preservation, display, and use. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 360 M Supplemental appropriation for additional funds 

required for increased contributions to Retire- 
ment System - Amount, $1,000,519.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 361 M Supplemental appropriation - Provide funds for 

payment of compensation to miscellaneous 
permanent salaried employees 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 362 M Modification of Contract No. 5 - Debit amount, 

$10,594.79 - Installing additional catenary 
assemblies east of Forest Hill Station - under 
Contract MR-622R 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 36 3 M Supplemental appropriation - Provide funds for 

payment of $50,000 for thirty (30) temporary 
salaries. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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Cn motion of Byrne, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0364 GO Designating Commissioner H. Walton Flyr.n to 

represent Public Utilities Commission on the 
steering committee of Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission guiding overall development of report 
on financing requirements of public transit 
within San Francisco Bay Area, and designating 
Mr. John Madden as his assistant. 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Byrne, Larsen 

Commissioner Flynn abstained from voting 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution T <ras adopted? 

76-0 365 GO Authorizing Mr. Oral Moore, General Manager of 
Hetch Hetchy Wate : and Pcr,rer, and Mr. McMorris 
Dow, Deputy City Attorney, to travel to 
Washington, D. C. to meet -;ith appropriate 
individuals to clarify position of City and 
County of San Francisco regarding establishing 
of rates to be charged for sale of Hetch Hetchy 
power. (Ratification of telephone vote on 
August 31, 1976.) 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0366 GO Approving establishment of position of 1175 
Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, and 
position of 1173 Director, Bureau of Adminis- 
tration, Public Utilities Commission; and 
authorizing necessary action with Civil Service 
Commission on confirmation of these 2 positions. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted, 

76-0367 GO Supplemental appropriation - Provide funds for 
increased contributions to Retirement System - 
Amount, $14,759.00. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0 341-MR Approving request for payment of claims against 

Municipal Railway in total amount of $361,082.03 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



Presentation of the San Francisco Bay Area 
Transportation Authority on the projected 
development and use of the Transbay Terminal, 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utiliites 
Commission. 



NSW BUSINESS: 



Commissioner Lydia Larsen' s committee for elderly and handicapped 
introduced a resolution to be included in the minutes of the 
Commission. 

Commissioner John F. Henning stated the Commission is in the process 
of developing a final resolution, which will be available shortly. 
He suggested circulating a final draft, and having a telephone vote 
before the next meeting if possible. Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 
requested that when the new resolution is prepared he be given a copy 
of it before being called upon to vote. 



Commissioner Josph P. Byrne stated that some time ago a motion was 

passed allocating $1.5 Million to the Municipal Railway 

and that the Board of Supervisors froze $1 Million of this 

money. The Municipal Railway is badly in need of maintenance, and 

he would like to pass a resolution requesting the Board of Supervisors 

to release $1 Million so that the buses can be repaired. It was 

moved and seconded that the Board of Supervisors be asked to make 

available $1 Million dollars for contract rehabilitation of the motor 

coaches of the Municipal Railway 



In discussing Hetch Hetchy Resolution No. 76-0342, acceptance of the 
appraisal report for Clavey-Wards Ferry Tuolumne River Development, 
and approval of participation of the City and County of San Francisco 
in filing of a preliminary application for additional Tuolumne River 
development with the Federal Power Commission, Mr. Oral Moore 
reported as follows. At the public hearing chaired by Commissioner 
Larsen there were many issues raised with respect to the resolution, 
but he wished to speak to the general subject. He stressed that the 



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Commission was no t being asked today to make several decisions , and 
was not being asked to declare either in favor or in opposition to 
development of further Tuolumne River development. He said it was up 
to Congress to determine whether or not the Tuolumne will remain in 
its present state or be ultimately developed. The present schedule 
is that the next phase of the study will be completed by February, 
and presented to public comment and hearings. It will be submitted 
to Congress in the Fall of 1977 for decision by Congress. Congress 
has two years after submission to decide whether the Tuolumne River 
will be a scenic river, or will continue in its present state for 
whatever development is legally appropriate. The Commission is not 
being asked whether California needs this additional power. 
The Commission is not being asked to decide if San Francisco should 
be involved. That decision is going to have to be submitted to the 
electorate of the City and County of San Francisco together with 
proposed means of financing. The Commission is being asked if it 
will participate with the Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Districts 
in an application to the Federal Power Commission if at some date 
in the future that development seems wise. On May 18, 1976, the 
Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Districts filed an application for 
additional development on Tuolumne River. If the Commission does 
not approve joining in the preliminary application prior to 
May 18, 1977, it will legally waive its right to participate in that 
development. Mr. Moore stated it would cost the City $4,000 to join 
in the application which has already been filed and cost $8,000, and 
the City would share 1/2 the cost under the 1948 agreement. Mr. Moore 
stated the net cash return on the project would be $22 Million dollars 
annually, of which 1/2 would come to San Francisco. 

Commissioner Henning congratulated Mr. Moore and Commissioners Larsen 
and Carey on the report. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Henning, Mr. Moore stated 
that it is not posible to get a resolution of wild river status 
before May 18, 1977. 

After more discussion Commissioner Flynn stated that $473 Million 
appears to be the cost, and that a bond issue would be needed. 
Mr. Moore said public approval of a bond issue would be required. 

Commissioner Henning asked what the City's obligation is in terms of 
further funding. Mr. Moore replied that San Francisco, and Turlock 
and Modesto Irrigation Districts would share costs and benefits. 
We have a 50 percent share of the project. 

Acting General Manager John M. Christensen stated that PUC 
bonds must go to the electorate at which time the citizens could 
express their approval or disapproval. 

Extensive discussion took place between the Commissioners and members 
of the public on all aspects of the proposed development. The members 
of the public expressed considerable reservations on the appropriate- 
ness of interfering with the natural condition of the river. 

The Commissioners considered the legal implications, time constraints, 
voter approval required, and singular registration aspects of this 
action in reaching a decision. 



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After adopting Resolution Wo. 76-0 342 (Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne; 
No-Larsen) the Commission adopted Resolution No. 76-0342A, moved by 
Commissioner Larsen and seconded by Commissioner Flynn, for the 
purpose of making it clear that in spite of the approval of Resolution 
No. 76-0342, the Commission is maintaining a neutral position with 
respect to the suggested power development. (Ayes-Henning, Flynn, 
Byrne, and Larsen) 

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In discussing Municipal Railway Resolution No. 76-0357, requesting 
Board of Supervisors to approve a modified Transit First Plan 
developed for Mission Street by City Planning Department, Department 
of Public Works and the San Francisco Municipal Railway, Mr. Green 
stated that as directed by the Commission, Messrs. Cauthen and 
Twitchell held conversations with all effected parties, and that the 
Planning Commission has approved a modified plan. Commissioner 
Henning asked if they were coming with the concensus of Mission 
Street merchants and the citizens, and Commissioner Larsen asked if 
San Francisco Tomorrow had been contacted. Mr. Green replied yes. 
After some discussion as to whether the entire community had been 
notified, Mr. Twitchell stated they had spoken with the drivers, 
Mr. Martin of the drivers union, CAPTRANS, Public Works Department, 
and to several people that appeared at the previous meeting. 
Planning Commission had approved. They have heard no further 
opposition. A member of San Francisco Tomorrow spoke as well as 
CAPTRANS . 

Commissioner Henning said if the plan doesn't work we can change it. 
He said the main concern is that all interested parties were notified. 
Mr. Leonard said calendars and necessary materials were sent out to 
all news media. 

Mr. Green said this matter had been approved and passed by the Board 
of Supervisors, but because of opposition to the plan they were 
directed by the Board to do something about it. It was decided to 
come back to the Public Utilities Commission. He stated the 
modifications were a great deal less than desired or originally 
contemplated but they were an improvement over current conditions. 



In discussing Municipal Railway Resolution No. 76-0358, authorizing 
Municipal Railway to dispose of all surplus trolley coaches as soon 
as possible and to the best advantage - Mr. Twitchell stated there 
was some concern over selling because of possible expansion. Mr. Green 
said the understanding is that there has been some discussions with 
the Department of Transportation officials. We will have the 80 
percent toward funding of new trolleys. It would cost $60,000.00 
to refurbish old trolleys, and operationally it seems best to go 
with the new trolleys where maintenance would be less. 

A member of San Francisco Tomorrow spoke about the rebuilding of 
coaches in Toronto, where the total cost tnen came to only about 
$20,000. He said it would seem that $60,000 figure is high and 
Urban Mass Transportation Administration cannot be assumed to fund 
anything. 

Commissioner Henning said the immediate problem is storage room. 
Dr. Christensen said when we received bids in May 19 75 for car 
coaches, we asked for rebuilding cost on ones we have, and for bid 
on new coaches. The bid for rebuilding was $70,000, and it was 
$74,000 for new coaches. Obviously we took the new coaches. He 
stated when the time comes to electrify, there will be a single 

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project for equipment and electrification which will be several 
million dollars and of which the equipment would be a minor part. 
The matter has been discussed with UMTA officials who have indicated 
a single project approach is desirable, new equipment appears 
preferable and favorable consideration to 80 percent funding would 
be likely. The old coaches are 20 or 25 years old, and would have 
to be stored in the meantime. There is no space to store old coaches 
and we cannot provide security. The process of obtaining neighbor- 
hood approval for electrified lines after the POM study has 
recommended the best candidates will take considerable time, as well 
as preparing and obtaining grant approval. 

UMTA has agreed to participate in $25,000 of temporary coach storage 
in order to receive the incoming Flyer coaches and obtain the best 
disposal bid. UMTA will share in the funds obtained from the 
disposal sale in the same proportion as they are providing funds 
for the purchase of new coaches. That rental terminates in November 
1976 and no funds for extension are obtainable. 

Mr. Oppenheimer read a letter recommending retaining the old coaches. 

Dr. Christensen stated we have 333 trolley coaches in the inventory. 
We are being provided with 34 3 new coaches because we said there 
would be additional electrification. 

Do we electrify with the old or new? The Federal Government has to 
provide the money in either case. We would go to the Federal 
Government to participate in a grant to rebuild coaches in lieu of 
new coaches. The difference between a new and rebuilt coach might 
be $10,000 to $15,000. Our saving would be 20 percent of that 
differential - 2 or 3 thousand dollars. This would not justify 
the maintenance risks attributable to fatigued frames and parts. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Byrne, Dr. Christensen 
indicated 80 percent of the cost of new coaches would be borne by 
the Federal Government and that we are now having 34 3 coaches 
delivered, costing us $26 Million. 

Additional coaches would be needed if diesel routes are changed. 
We would then have to develop a project which would indicate the 
citizens are agreeable to the electrified routes for there must be 
an Environmental Impact Report. There could be an additional 100 
coaches which .re would submit to -the Federal Government along with 
distribution lines, feeder cables, rectifier stations and associated 
equipment. We want to get new coaches at that time to encourage 
ridership, eliminate unfavorable comparisons and reduce maintenance; 
in addition we are unprepared now to store old coaches for a period 
of years when space availability, security, and deterioration are 
so plainly evident problems. 



In discussing Municipal Railway Resolution No. 76-0363, approving 
supplemental appropriation to provide funds for payment of $50,000 
for 30 temporary salaries for temporary appointments outside of 
classification, it was brought out that this resolution is complying 
with a court order recommending this submission. These are positions 
in which the employees who formerly occupied the positions are no 
longer with the Railway. The Municipal Railway General Manager has 



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placed seme one else in the position or has assigned work to 
individuals next in line. When these employments go beyond 30 days 
the differential must be paid to the employees. A court case was 
undertaken by a group of municipal employees in which ruling was 
they could not collect unless funds were available, but it is 
mandatory to request funds as an act of good faith. This then 
complies with the judgment of the court, and will be forwarded to 
the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors. 



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In discussing General Office Resolution No. 76-0 364, designating 
Commissioner H. Helton Flynn to represent the PUC on the steering 
committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission guiding 
the overall development of the report on financing requirements of 
public transit within the San Francisco Bay Area, and designating 
Mr. John Madden as his assistant, Dr. Christensen said there is one 
representative from PUC. Alameda County and Contra Costa County 
will have one member. Commissioner Larsen asked if this will be an 
on going committee, and Commissioner Henning replied that this is 
a Finance Committee of Metropolitan Transportation Commission which 
will be providing guidance to the State legislature on how to 
finance the Municipal Railway, BART and AC Transit over the long 
term. 



In discussing Municipal Railway Item No. 29a — Presentation of San 
Francisco Bay Area Transportation Authority on the projected 
development and use of Transbay Terminal, it was brought out that 
in 1972 the existing East Bay Terminal was inadequate. Mr. White 
stated that there is a general agreement that a bus terminal is 
needed. Even though BART is here, there will be continued bus 
usage. Golden Gate Transit will continue to grow. There will be 
usage of buses from the Peninsula. The level of need projected 
is approximately 2-1/2 times what we now have. From the discussion 
of this need the study has developed. The guidelines also addressed 
the problems of financing. The terminal would be developed to meet 
projected 1995 needs. The development will be supported in part 
from State grants and the Federal Government. They will also need 
more office space. The next stage will be to develop an architectural 
type plan, and a financing plan. There will have to be an agreement 
with operators for use of this space. The terminal will have to 
be physically expanded to have three full decks. It is felt this 
is structurally possible. It will cost between $35 and $40 Million. 

Commissioner Larsen asked if there would be public input, to which 
Mr. white replied there would be. Commissioner Larsen ststec sho 
would appreciate boin ; informed. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Margaret 3rady 
Acting Secretary 



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W 7. N U T E S 



PUBLIC UTILITI ■■-ISSIOU 



CITY AiTD COUilTY OF SftM FRANCISCO 
George R. lloscone, Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2:30 p.m. 






September 28, 19 76 



COMMISSIONERS 

John F. Kenning, Jr. , President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn, 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Uater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John M. Christensen, Jr. 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Margaret L. Brady 
Acting Secretary 



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Call to Order: 2;40 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Dennis V. 

Carey, H. Helton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 
Lydia Larsen 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held September 
14, 1976 ware approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 

MQ ° following resolution was adopted: 

76-0368 H Supplemental Appropriation - Funds required for 

purchase of power for resale - $11,800,00 0. 

Vote: Ayes-Kenning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 369 H Modification of Contract No. 4 - Debit amount, 

$7,5C0 - Provide funds for additional labor, 
tools and equipment to facilitate inspection and 
testing of City furnished equipment - Under 
Contract HH 523 

Vote: Ayes -Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0370 H Transfer of $15,000.00 to repair damaged parts of 

Jet Valve Ho. 2 located in Cherry Valley Dam 
Valve House - Emergency repairs. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0371 H Award of HH Contract No. 540 - Amount, $2 38,495.00 

to Abbett Electric Corpn. of San Francisco - 
Sutter, McAllister and Fillmore Streets underground 
facilities and related work 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0372 H Award of HH Contract No. 559 - Amount, $629,735.00 

to McGuire and Hester, Oakland, California - 
Construction of manholes and underground duct 
banks and related work in Howard and Folsom 
Streets from 11th Street to Main Street 

Vote: Aye s : -Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7G-0373 H Award of HH Contract No. 564 - Amount, $50,400.00 
to Ross F, Porter, Jamestown, California - 
Exterior repair, painting and roof preservative - 
lioccasin and Tesla Portal Buildings 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of L.\rsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0374 H Completion of HH Contract i T o. 541 Painting Steel 
Towers, Moccasin-Newark Transmission Line - 

nal payment, $2 9,9 30.32 - Frank Brown, 
contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, sconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0375 H Completion of IIH Contract Wo. 497 - Installing 
unc-e "ground duct system in Church Street, 30th 
to 22nd Streets - Credit modification, $13,179.85 - 
Fir.al payment, $17,843.62 - Abbett Electric Corpn. , 
contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 376 H Completion of HH Contract No. 511R - Repair 
lining San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2 - Credit 
modification of Contract No. 1, $454,452.95 - 
Final payment, $2 4,554.70 - Granite Construction 
Company, contractor 

Vote: Ayes-IIenning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 377 .1 Professional services contract with Garretson, 

Elmendorf, Zinov, Reiben - Architectural and 
engineering services for construction of new 
Suburban Headquarters Building in Mi librae 
(19 72 later Bond Fund) 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
followinq resolution was ad^oted: 



76-0378 W Award of WD Contract Wo. 1691 - Amount, $16,020.00 

to Pat Kennelly Construction, South San Francisco, 
California - 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Clipper Street between Grand Avenue and 
Douglass Street 

Vote: Ayes-Kenning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Cn motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0 379 W Settlement of litigated claim of Amalgamated 

Laundries vs Pacific Gas & Electric Company - 
related cross-corrplaint : PG&E v. CCSF ('later 

artment) Municipal Court 'do. 719482 - payment 
to plaintiff, $300.00 as compromise settlement. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 380 W Cancellation and write-off of uncollectible 

clains - Total amount, $2,749.06 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by 3yrne , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0381 W Write-off of uncollectible accounts - Water 

Department - Month of July, 1976 - Total amount, 
$4,055.33 

Vote: Ayes-Hsnning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 382 M Agreement between City and M3T Associates - 

Professional services - Conducting the Muni Metro 
Accessibility Study - Funds furnished by MTC 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carsy, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0333 M Instructing Municipal Railway to submit to 

Metropolitan Transportation Commission a work 
Program for an implementation study of improved 
transit accessibility for the elderly and 
handicapped 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0384 M Modification of Contract No. 1 - Debit amount, 

$398.50 - Installing additional rail joint bonds, 
reinsulating existing cross bonds, installing 
additional vehicle barriers, and deleting 20 
linear feet of single track paving. 

Voce; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0385 H Cancellation and write-off of uncollectible 

accounts receivable ever 9 days past due - 
Amount, $331.93 - Collections and compromises 
of damage claims - Ar.-junt, $3,788.28 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Or. motion of C^rey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 386 M Revolving Fund payments of claims - Month of 

August, 1975 - Total amount, $30,732.04 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On ruction of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0387 M Setting date of October 26 r 1976 for a public 

hearing to review a possible revision to the 
fare structnre. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0388 GO Immediate replacement for John D. Crowley, 

Classification 1172,, General Ilanager of Public 
Utilities - Retired August 31, 1976 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0389 GO Immediate replacement for Eleanor A. Trulsen, 

Classification 152 8, Administrative Secretary, 
retired September 7, 1976 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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Cn motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

7G-0 390 GO Supplemental appropriation for additional funds 
required for immediate filling of 2 vacated 
positions - Class 1172, General Manager of 
Public Utilities and Class 1528, Administrative 
Secretary of Public Utilities - Amount, $22,42 3. 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0391 GO elemental appropriation for additional funds 

required for immediate filling of two vacated 
positions - Amount, $11,212.00 (Hetch Hetchy) 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 392 GO Supplemental appropriation for additional funds 
required for immediate filling of two vacated 
positions - Mount, $11,211.00 ('Jater Department) 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On notion of Byrne, seconded by Larsen, the' 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 39 3 GO Resolution commanding Eleanor A. Trulsen upon the 
occasion of her retirement from the General Office 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Vote: Ayes-Hanning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 394 M Supplemental appropriation - Additional maintenance 

funds required for automotive equipment - amount, 
$1,000,000 (Diesel buses) 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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COMMUNICATIONS ; 

A report has been received from Ames Research group regarding safety 
of present cable cars. Dr. Christensen stated the" report is an 
extensive one, and has been painstakingly prepared. It reiterates 
many of the things that Muni management has been saying. There are 
recommendations contained in the report which are cogent and require 
the attention of Muni Railway staff. They will be given attention 
in terms of safety and maintenance within the next 60 days. Copies 
of that response to the report will be furnished. 

NSW BUSINES S; 

Commissioner Carey distributed copies of a report on the San 
Francisco Bay Area Transportation Terminal Authority. 

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In discussing Water Department Resolution No. 76-0377, approval to 
negotiate professional services contract with Garretson, Elmendorf, 
Zinov, Reiben for architectural and engineering services - new 
suburban headquarters building in Millbrae, Commissioner Flynn 
inquired as to the Department estimate on this contract. Mr. Boyd 
replied that the estimate was $175,000.00 for the professional 
services contract. The total project encompasses the suburban 
headquarters. 

Commissioner Flynn asked about the affirmative action of the firm, 
to which Mr. Boyd replied that all of the affirmative action papers 
were reviewed by the Contract Compliance Officer and that all of the 
7 proposals were at least in technical compliance - some better than 
othe rs . 

Commissioner Flynn thanked fir. Boyd. Commissioner Byrne asked if the 
affirmative action plan is under the San Francisco affirmative action 
program. Mr. Boyd replied that the affirmative action program of the 
Public Utilities Commission is handled by the Contract Compliance 
Officer, and meets all points laid down by the City and County of 
San Francisco, and the State and Federal Government. Commissioner 
Byrne brought out that the Airport has cne plan and San Mateo County 
has another plan. Mr. Boyd replied that all proposals are sent to 
our Contract Compliance Officer, who reviews them in light of the 
City's basic program which does change from month to month. Mr. 3oyd 
said a communication had been received setting up a change in 
percentages with relation to contract dollars. in each instance 
these changes are made a part of the San Francisco Water Department 
contract. 



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With reference to Water Department Resolution No. 76-0381, approval 
of write-off of uncollectible accounts receivable more than 90 days 



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past clue, amount $4,056.33, month of July, Commissioner Flynn stated 
the report of the Water Department consistently showed rents collected 
and the report of September 22, 1976 speaks to the point that Sunol 
is paying for the month of July. He understands that the rent is 
paid by the 20th of the month, and questioned whether the August 
rent had been paid. Mr. Boyd replied that the monthly report dated 
September 22, 1976 covers the August activities, and becuase of 
timing it is difficult for Water Department staff to be sure that on 
August 20 the receipt has been checked. 

Commissioner Flynn referred to a ledger card, and inquired if the 
rent is now paid for the month of August. Mr. 3oyd replied in the 
affirmative, and stated that he periodically looks at three ledger 
cards - Sunol Golf Course, Crystal Springs Golf Course, and Santa 
Clara Sand and Gravel Company. 

Mr. Boyd stated that the Sunol Golf Course is checked 3 or 4 times a 
month to look at the terms of the lease and at the premises. He 
assured Commissioner Byrne that he will be advised by written 
memorandum if there is any problem. Dr. Christensen advised that 
audits have been performed at Sunol Through July. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that copies of audits be sent to the 
Commissioners. Commissioner Kenning said he assumed these are 
certified reports, to which Dr. Christensen replied that they are 
made by the accountants from the iJater Department. He stated the 
annual report is now being prepared, and that an in-house audit 
performed bi-monthly. Commissioner Flynn indicated he is not 
interested in the interim reports , but would like a copy of the 
annual report. 

Commissioner Flynn then inquired about the Fairchild matter, to 
which Mr. Boyd replied that the Hater Department Land Division is 
in contact with the Fairchild people. Commissioner Flynn said he 
missed raising the issue at the last meeting, and wished to know 
the status at this time. Mr. Boyd said the matter is in progress, 
but that the Manaaer of the Land Division is on vacation at present. 
Commissioner ^lynn requested that the minutes show that he would 
like to know the status of the Fairchild matter. Commissioner Byrne 
added that if there is even a hint of a problem at Sunol he would 
like to know immediately. 

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In discussing Municipal Railway Resolution Wo. 75-0387, setting a 
date for public hearing to review possible revision to the fare 
structure, Mrs. Margaret Brady, Acting Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission, stated that after advertising and giving 
sufficient notice, the regular meeting date of October 26, 1976, 
would be suitable. Also, request has been made of the 3oard of 
Supervisors for use of the chambers at the regular meeting date and 
time. 

Commissioner Carey brought out that this matter involves a myriad 
of people, and afternoon meetings make it difficult for some people 
to attend. After some discussion between the Commissioners, staff, 
and Mr. Oppenheimer of CAP-Trans regarding the date and time of the 
meeting, and the matter of publication, it was moved by Commissioner 
Carey and seconded by Commissioner Larsen that the date of the public 



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hearing be set as October 26, 1976 (motion was adopted by Commission). 

Commissioner Kenning said the thrust of the remarks of Commissioner 
Carey would be incorporated; that is, to begin the regular business 
calendar at 2;30 p.m., to begin the public hearing at 3;00 p.m. and 
to continue as long as there are people to be heard. 

The Acting Secretary to the Commission was instructed by Commissioner 
Henning to telephone each of the Commissioners after checking with the 
City Attorney as to legality, and to have the notice published. 



Mr. Oppenheimer brought up the subject of re coram ended sites for 
storage of surplus buses, and asked concerning the status of the 
entire matter. He said he was led to believe that maybe things were 
changed or developing that he did not kno'' about. 

Commissioner Henning replied ~hat nothing had changed, and that a 
resolution was passed at the last meeting authorizing Municipal 
Railway to dispose of surplus trolley coaches. The matter is 
officially in the hands of the City Purchaser, but nothing will be 
done until bids are opened November 5, 1975. No action was taken on 
the sites referred to by CAP-Trans at the last meeting. We don't 
have any funds to store surplus buses past mid-November. 

Dr. Christensen stated that since the Purchaser will not be able to 
act until November, and the space crunch is acute, iluni decided to 
look at these sites for temporary storage if there is no charge. 
Commissioner Henning stated he didn"t know about this, but there is 
nothing before the Commission, which has acted. 

An individual in the audience then spoke. He questioned if there 
has been any consideration given to keeping any of the old coaches 
if in the near future the Greenwich line or the 55 line were 
electrified and additional coaches were needed. Commissioner Henning 
said consideration had been given, but rejected because new vehicles 
can be purchased for virtually the same money. 



Supplemental Calendar Item Number 34, approving arbitration clause 
to be included in all contracts entered into by the Public Utilities 
Commission, was tabled and deferred until the next meeting. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED - 3:2 3 p.m. 



Margaret Brady 
Acting Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COliiilSSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 2 32, City Kail 
2:55 p.m. 

October 12, IS 76 

COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Kenning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. We It on Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John M. Christensen, Jr. 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Margaret L. Brady 
Acting Secretary 



Call to Orders 2:55 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Dennis V. Carey, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Lydia Larsen 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held 
September 28, 19 76 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 

NO. Commission ratified the following resolution 

approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
September 29, 1976 and October 6, 1976: 

76-0 395 M Ratification of telephone votes of September 29, 

1976, changing the date of the public hearing; 
and of October 6, 1376 cancelling the public 
hearing for a proposed Zluni fare increase. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 396 H Award of KH Contract No. 553 - Replacing, repair- 

ing and painting steel trolley poles on Mission 
Street - Amount, $89,334.00 - Mahoney Electric Co. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, 3yrne , Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0397 H Completion of KH Contract No. 494 - Replacing, 

repairing and painting steel trolley poles - 
Debit modification, Contract No. 3, amount 
$2,887.30 - Final payment, $24,948.13 to Mahoney 
Electric Company, Inc., contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0398 H Collection of damage claims - Amount, $1,759.56 - 

Month of August 19 76 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0399 W Setting Tuesday, November 9, 1976 at 2:30 p.m. 

for public hearing re liens and special assess- 
ments on properties for unpaid water service 
charges 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0400 W Land Use Permit - Fairchild Camera and Instrument 

Corporation - Parking and landscaping purposes 
in Mountain View - Permit fee, $500 per month 
plus reimbursement of taxes and assessments and 
$3,00 Surety Bond and Comprehensive General 
Liability Insurance of $1,000,000 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution w?.s adopted: 

76-04Q0A •;? Award of 9,380 acre grazing lease to Hillside 

Farms - Term 3 years commencing November 1, 1976 
Rental $11.00 per acre per year ($108,680 per 
annum) - Rejecting bid of John Covo and Peter 
Bellino, 4 80 acre lease - Award of 380 acre 
grazing lease to Hillside Farms - term 3 years 
commencing November 1, 19 76, rental $12.75 per 
acre per year ($4,845 per annum) 

Vote: Ayes-Hsnning, Carey, Flynn, 3yrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0401 W Award of 40 acre agricultural lease - Donald R. 

Pernberton - Term 4 years commencing November 1, 
1976 - Rental $117 per acre per year ($4,680 per 

annum) 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0402 W Completion of WD Contract Uo. 1510 - Construction 

of Sunol Valley Mater Filtration Plant Enlargement 
Debit modification, $73,835.80 - Final payment, 
$556,165.2 3 - Dan Caputo Company, contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0403 W Completion of WD Contract No. 16 75 - Bernal 

Heights Hydropneumatic Pump Station Renovation - 
Debit modification, $2,285.00 - Final payment, 
$5,358.50 - E. H. Morrill Company, contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0404 W Supplemental Appropriation - Crystal Springs 

Pipeline and Pump Station - Amount, $2 75,32 7.00 
(1961 Municipal 'Jater System Bond Fund) 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0405 W Supplemental Appropriation - Reflect a wage 

adjustment for Class 735 8, Patternmaker - period 
January 21, 1976 to June 30, 1976 - Amount, 
$115.72 

Vote: Ayas-Hennin^. Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0406 W Collection of !Jater Department claims for damages - 

Month of September, 15 76 - Amount, $1,200.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0407 M Rejecting all bids received for MR Contract MR 629 

Furnish and Install UIIF Base/Mobile Radio System - 
Readvertise work under 2 separate contracts (TIP) 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, 3yrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0408 M Modification of Contract No. 1 of Contract MR 618 

J Church line track reconstruction 18th Street to 
22nd Street - Debit amount, $2,000 - Recondition 
one set of portable crossovers. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0409 M Settlement of court action of Theopolis Davis vs. 

City and County of San Francisco (Municipal Rail- 
way) - USDC #C 75 2077 - Payment, $3,937.84 back 
pay plus costs and interest - Reinstated. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Larsen 
No-Flynn, Byrne 



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Copies of the foregoing resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



COMMUNICATIONS i 



Commission President John F. Henning, Jr. noted that annual reports 
have been received from each of the DepatLnonts. All seemed to be 
proceeding in an orderly fashion, but he had a ooupio n f comments 
with regard to the Municipal Railway. He stated Muni ri<—,-3hip 
continues to go down, and this has been discussed with Mr. L,^-> r t e 
who wondered whether it is possible to arrive at some standard os 
ridership. Any increase in income due to increased riders might 
be split in some fashion with the operators. Perhaps by introducing 
a profit motive into the operation an increase in ridership might be 
encouraged. He said he would like to sec the staff consider this 
suggestion. Although it might raise problems in terms of the Charter, 
it might point us in a new direction profitable to all. He suggested 
staff sit down with the union people since they would be involved. 

Commissioner Carey pointed out that about 2 or 2-1/2 years ago a 
report was prepared for the Municipal Railway outlining some steps 
to be taken to establish a separate Department of Transportation, 
thus removing Muni Railway from Public Utilities Commission guidance. 
Dr. Christensen recalled the proposed reorganization plan submitted 
by Muni Railway management, which ostensibly would cope with what 
management considered to be poor organization alignments. 
Commissioner Flynn, however, pointed out that the matter referred to 
by Commissioner Carey dates back to Septe<nber, 19 70, following the 
Airport's separation from the Public Utilities Commission, when a 
study was initiated to consider: a Department of Transportation. 
Mr. James J. Finn and Mr. Jerome Cohen, Deputy City Attorney, worked 
on the matter. 

Mr. James J. Finn then said this occurred in 1970-71. There was talk 
of separating the Municipal Railway in a similar manner as the 
Airport. Mr. Finn and Mr. Cohen prepared a compilation of the Charte 
changes necessary to set up a separate Department of Transportation. 
This would have included some powers of the City Planning Commission, 
and the Parking Authority, under a plan similar to that in Baltimore. 
This Commission was to provide a balanced mode of transportation for 
the City and County of San Francisco. However, the proposal created 
considerable discussion, and many comments were submitted to the 
General Manager of Public Utilities. No serious support developed 
for the plan and it "died a natural death." 

Commissioner Carey requested that if such report or reports are 
available, copies be made available to Commission members. 

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New Business ; 

The Commission ratified Resolution No. 76-0395, approved by telephone 
polls of the Commission conducted on September 29, 1976, changing the-. 



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date of the public hearing; and of October 6, 1975, cancelling the 
public hearing for a proposed Muni fare increase. 



The Commission adopted Resolution No. 76-0399, setting Tuesday, 
November 9, 1976 at 2:30 p.m., for public hearing re liens and special 
assessments on properties for unpaid water service charges in excess 
of one hundred dollars. 

Commissioner Henning inquired if a telephone call could be made to 
resolve the matter involving the Bank of America Branch at Powell 
and Market Street. He also asked if the same effort could be made 
with respect to the Redevelopment Agency. Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, Acting 
General Manager of the Water Department, replied that a call had been 
made to the Redevelopment Agency, and the Jater Department will try 
to telephone the Bank of America. 



Resolution No. 76-0400A awarding 9,880 acre Water Department grazing 
lease to Hillside Farms, term 3 years com.' tencing November 1, 1976, 
rental $11.00 per acre per year or $108,680 per annum; rejecting bid 
of John Covo and Peter Bellino for 480 acre Water Department lease; 
awarding 380 acre Water Department grazing lease to Hillside Farms, 
term 3 years commencing November 1, 1976, rental $12.75 per acre per 
year or $4,845 per annum, was adopted by the Commission. 

Commissioner Henning indicated that the reason for rejecting the 
lease from Covo and Bellino was that they were unwilling to increase 
the per annum payment because it is a land locked piece of property. 
He stated that he remembered from his school days that if a parcel 
of property is land locked there is an implied easement. If Covo 
and 3ellino were advised of this they would be much more amenable to 
an increase. Mr. Bovd said the Water Department would re-check. 



Resolution No. 76-0401, awarding 40-acre Water Department agricultural 
lease to Donald R. Pemberton, term 4 years commencing November 1, 19 76, 
rental $117 per acre per year or $4,680 per annum; and second awarding 
12-acre Water Department agricultural lease (Farcel E) to Howard S. 
Rinoshita and William K. Haena, term 4 years commencing November 1, 
1976, rental $125 per acre per year or $1,500 per annum. 

The second part of this resolution awarding 12-acre WD agricultural 
lease to Howard S. Kinoshita and William K. Haena, was taken off 
calendar for a period of 30 days. 

Commissioner Carey inquired in reference to leasing Parcel E at $1,500 
per annum, v/hy there was no rental increase in that particular lease. 
Mr. Boyd replied that 50 bidders were present at the auction and no 
one would bid higher. Kinoshita and Haena were the high bidders. 
The auction was wiciely advertised, notifying 150 people. 



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Commissioner Carey said he was concerned at the concept of leasing 
at the same rental as previously received, and inquired as to the 
expiration date of the lease. Mr. Boyd said it would expire October 
31, 19 76. He further stated that people leasing a row crop holding 
are required to spend a considerable amount of money to ra-fertilize 
and may take a loss during the first year. He indicated that if the 
Commission so desired, the item could be rejected and the Water 
Department would try again. Commissioner Henning stated it might be 
appropriate to re-advertise. 

Mr. Richard Tanaka, Water Department Land Division Manager, said 
$125 per acre per year for strawberry farming is a fair rental. 
However, strawberries are not profitable now as no one will pick 
tnem. Consequently, the farmers go into other row type truck farming 
which does not produce as much income. He said $12 5 does represent a 
fair rental, and the high bid last year was $125. Commissioner 
Henning inquired how long this would take. Mr. Tanaka replied that 
the timing was rather poor as people are getting ready for next 
season's harvest. Mr. Boyd then requested that the matter be put 
over for 30 days. Thereupon, the second part of Resolution No. 
76-0401, the agricultural lease to Kinoshita and Haena, was taken 
off calendar. The first part of Resolution Wo. 76-0401 was approved. 
This was by unanimous vote of the Commission. 



Resolution No. 75-040 7, rejecting all bids received for MR Contract 
MR 629, Furnish and Install UHP Base/Mobile R?idio System; and 
authorizing re-advertisement of work under 2 separate contracts. 

Commissioner Henning suggested that bidders may have taken advantage 
of the City. Bids were without sufficient information to "smoke out" 
the competition. 

Commissioner Byrne inquired if the Commission has the authority to 
reject any and all bids. Mr. McMorris Dow, Deputy City Attorney, 
answered in the affirmative. 

Commissioner Carey asked Mr. Green if the community will benefit from 
another. Mr. Green answered that by separating the work to be 
performed under contract we would hope to broaden the base of 
competition. If you have a more competitive bid you will have a 
price closer to reality than with only 2 people bidding as in this 
case. There were people who evidenced an interest - other experienced 
contractors in this field. However, they did not want to be saddled 
with both supplying equipment and construction and the subway 
terminal work. With separation of the contract we will have more 
people bidding and the interests of Can Francisco will be better 
served. 

Commissioner Henning stated that each of the bids was non-responsive, 
and if they are non-responsive the envelope should not be opened. 
Mr. Green responded tnat we can't determine what is in the bid until 
it is opened. 

Commissioner Byrne stated that if bidders are asked to name 
manufacturers and sub-contractors and they do not do so, the bid 
can be thrown out. 



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Commissioner Henning stated there has been disclosure of the bid 
amount, and Mr. Green said that is why we want more bidders. 

Commissioner Carey stated that if the Commission did not concur in 
rejection the corporation could be required to set up a bond and 
the City would be protected. Mr. Dow said this may occasion a little 
"flak" from other bidders who would object to acceptance of a non- 
responsive bid. 

Commissioner Carey inquired if the particular firms were apprised 
that the matter had been calendared. Mr. Green said representatives 
had been invited to come to the Commission meeting today. 
Commissioner Kenning asked if representatives of Motorola and S & Q 
Corporation were present. An individual in the audience stated he 
was from Motorola. 

Commissioner Henning inquired of Mr. Dow if it was appropriate to 
reject the bids. Mr. Dow answered affirmatively. 

Commissioner Henning asked if anyone had any questions to put to 
Motorola. No one answered. Commissioner Henning then inquired if 
Motorola had any reason why we should not re-advertise. The repre- 
sentative from Motorola answered, "no." 

Commissioner Henning then indicated that there being no opposition 
he was asking for a vote. 



Resolution No. 76-0409, Authorizing settlement of court action of 
Theopolis Davis vs. City & County of San Francisco (Municipal 
Railway), USDC #C 75 2077, by payment of $3,937.84 back pay plus 
costs and interest, and reinstatement. 

Mr. Chouteau, Deputy City Attorney, stated this item had previously 
been discussed with the Commissioners. Commissioner Carey added this 
was in connection with the Muni Railway setting up future guidelines. 

Mr. Chouteau said he would discuss the matter with Muni management. 
Mr. Lawrence B. Martin, President of the Transport Workers' Union, 
stated that the Supreme Court had now taken up the case. Mr. Chouteau 
added that attorneys for the union have been involved, and the union 
is fully represented. Commissioner Henning stated the union would 
have equal control over any settlement. Mr. Chouteau cited a govern- 
ment code section which specifies that a man's religious beliefs 
must be accommodated unless it works a hardship on the Department. 

On roll call, Commissioners Henning, Carey and Larsen voted "aye"; 
Commissioners Flynn and Byrne voted "no," and the resolution was 
approved. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED - 3:30 p.m. 



Margaret Brady 
Acting Secretary 



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MINUTES 



-r PU3LIC UTILITIES COMMISSI Oil 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Gecrgn R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 2 82, City Hall 
2:35 p.m. 

• October 26, 19 76 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Kenning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. We It on Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTilL/NTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
,/ater Department 



BUREAUS 
Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Safety 
Trans ^ortation 



John ii. Christensen, Jr. 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 
Margaret L. Brady 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:35 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners Dennis V. Carey, H. Welton Flynn, 

Joseph P. Byrne, Lydia Larsen 

Absent: Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. 

Vice President Dennis V. Carey presided. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held October 12, 
1976 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 

Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll on October 21, 1976 

76-0411 M Requesting $250,000 for emergency condition exist- 

ing with regard to continued safety and uninter- 
rupted operation of cable car system 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by 3yrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0412 H Bid call HH Contract Mo. 561 - underground duct 

system 

Votes Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted as amended: 

76-0413 H 3id call HH Contract No. 524 - conversion K line 

overhead system 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0414 H Award HI! Contract ilo. 563 to Underground Con- 

struction Co,, Inc. of San Leandro, CA for under- 
ground duct system - amount $169,075.00 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0415 H Approving execution of letter-agreement between 

City and PG&E adjusting wheeling charges 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0416 H Awarding HH Contract No. 547 to L. K. Comstock 

& Co. , Inc. of San Francisco for installation 
of equipment - amount $84,790.00 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0417 H Modification No. 5 of HH Contract No. 522 for 

alterations permitting installation of City 
furnished equipment 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0418 H Approving substitution of subcontractors under 

HH Contract No. 544 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0419 H Approving Department of Public Works* proposal 

for relighting Army Street 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution v/as adopted: 

76-0420 W Extending term of agricultural lease with Sunol 

Nurseries an additional 3 years at increased 
rental of $200 per acre per year or $5,000 total 

per annum 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0421 W Executing "Consent to Assignment and Hypothecation 

Agreement" for right of way lease - Thunderbird 
Lodge, Fremont, Inc., Lessee 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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76-0422 W Supplemental appropriation, compensation reserve, 
reflecting deletion of 10 positions - amount 
$116,781 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-042 3 W Bid call for WD Contract Mo. 1716 to install 6- 
inch ductile iron main 

Vote: Ayes -Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0424 M Awarding MR Contract No. 631 for track reconstruc- 
tion and sewer enlargement (subject to concurrence 
by Board of Supervisors of 90 day award time exten- 
sion) to O. C. Jones & Sons of Berkeley - amount 
$1,213,475.90 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0425 M Completion MR Contract No 626 for Duboce Portal 

Switch Track and final payment - amount $6,016.05 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0426 M Modification No. 6 of MR Contract No. 622R in debit 
amount of $3,489.89 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-042 7 M Approving payment of claims, month of September - 
amount $24,764.85 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0428 M Cancellation and write-off of uncollectible 

accounts - amount $572.87 - and collection of 
damage claims against miscellaneous debtors - 
amount $5,652.86 - month of September 



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Votes Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0410 M Settlement of claims against Municipal Railway 
amount $229,319.35 

Vote: Ayes-Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



Communications : 

Commission Vice President Dennis V. Carey referred to the letter 
from Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy 'Jater and 
Power, regarding bid authority for Hetch Hetchy Contract Uo. 524, 
K Line Streetcar Overhead System Conversion for Pantograph Operation. 
The estimated cost of the work was $278,000 (breakdown - PIP~s $11,000 
TIP: $267,000). Final review of the proposed contract resulted in 
lowering the estimated cost to $261,000 (breakdown - PIP: $11,000 
TIP: $250,000). 

This refers to Resolution No. 76-0413, which was adopted by the 
Commission, as amended. 

At the request of Kenneth R. Boyd, Acting General Manager of the 
Water Department, Item 16 — authorizing extension of term of 67.31- 
acre VJater Department grazing lease with Lawrence P. Soares, Jr. an 
additional 3 years commencing November 1, 19 76, at a rental of $18 
per acre per year or $1,2 06 total per annum -- was taken off calendar 
on motion of Commissioner Larsen, seconded by Commissioner Flynn. 



Hew Business : 

The Commission ratified Resolution Wo. 76-0411, approved by telephone 
poll of the Commission conducted on October 21, 1976, requesting a 
supplemental appropriation of $250,000 under emergency conditions, 
as defined in Charter Section 2.301, with regard to continued safety 
and uninterrupted operations of the cable car system. 

In discussing this matter, Commissioner Flynn stated he understood 
this was an emergency matter and would move along rapidly, but now 
he reads that "it is not moving." Mr. Curtis E. Green, General 
Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that the matter was brought before 
the Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Dianne Feinstein yesterday af- 
ternoon with a request for immediate adoption. After discussion, 
however, it was decided the matter should go through committee, and 
then back to the Board. 

Mr. Green said certain re-design and engineering work remains to be 
done, and inasmuch as the Board of Supervisors has given assurance 
that the money will be forthcoming, the extra time will not inconveni- 
ence Muni's corrective program. Engineering, re-design, purchase and 



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construction will take about 8 months. Meanwhile, each of the pre- 
sent beams is being taken out and inspected, and repairs are being 
made as necessary. 

Commissioner Larsen inquired as to the time schedule of the work. 
Mr. Green replied that to rebuild and replace the present beams will 
take about 8 months, as there are 71 of them. 

Commissioner Eyrne asked if it is possible to make a survey of the 
entire cable car system and come up with a budget and plan to make 
it safer for riders. br. John M. Christensen, Jr., Acting General 
Manager, Public Utilities Commission, answered that there is in the 
Systems Improvement Program $120,000.00 for an engineering study. 
This was originally allocated to tne ?Jashington-iiason Cable Car Barn 
but has been expanded to take in the entire Cable System. It is 
anticipated that within a month an engineering firm will be chosen 
to do this work. Instead of piece-meal repairs at the Cable Car 
barn, we should come out with a grant for the whole system. TJhile 
the reconstruction will involve the entire system, the historical 
nature of the cable cars will be preserved. The proposal already 
includes recommendations of the Ames study. 

Commissioner byrne inquired if the Cable Car Division has adequate 
extra cars; and Dr. Christensen replied that it has a total of 39 
cars. The Transportation Improvement Program has authority to 
rebuild 3 cars and to build one new one. Commissioner Eyrne then 
inquired if a set of specifications has ever been prepared for the 
cable cars. Dr. Christensen replied that TIP has contracted with 
Thomas Lunde Lngineering Co. to preoare a standard design that will 
preserve the character of cajle cars. This contract may be modified 
to build in tne design any safety and maintenance features that are 
apparent and still not change the nature of the cars. Consequently, 
cable car construction and overhaul will be let out to private con- 
tractors on a bid basis. Commissioner Byrne explained that a great 
advantage of this procedure lies in the fact that contractors are 
bonded, and provide a guarantee on materials and labor. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired about headways with 39 cars. Ir. Green 
stated that with a fleet of 39 cars, Muni schedules 26 each day. As 
contrasted with the critical maintenance period two months ago, daily 
operations are within one or two cars of 26. 

Commissioner byrne noted that it is practically an impossibility to 
keep from overloading, Mr. Green said a proposal dealing with load 
capacities will be before the Board of Supervisors shortly. It will 
limit the number of persons aboard the car and on the steps of the car 
— a difficult and controversial subject. Commissioner Byrne added 
humorously that it would "take a baseball bat" to keep the steps 
clear. 



Resolution Ho. 76-0415, approving and authorizing the General Manager 
of Public Utilities to execute the letter-agreement adjusting the 
wheeling charges as provided by Paragraph 12.2 of the "Amendment 
Agreement" dated June 24, 1975 between City and Pacific Gas and 
electric Co. 

Commissioner Flynn noted there was something in the package about 
a possible rate of increase. Mr. Moore pointed out that the Commission 
had agreed that in calculating the wheeling rates it would abide by 
charges established by the State Public Utilities Commission. 



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Resolution No. 76-0417, approving Modification Wo. 5 in debit amount 
of $10,000 - funds for alterations to oermit installation of City 
furnished equipment. Work being done under HH Contract Wo. 522, 
Civic Center, Church and Downtown Substations, installation of 
electrical equipment (Power Improvement Program) . 

Commissioner Carey pointed out that as a result of error additional 
funding is now required, and he asked for an explanation. 

Mr. Moore answered that evidence is being accumulated, and there are 
differences of opinion as to responsibility. In these three sub- 
stations all equipment was purchased from I.T.E., and is being in- 
stalled by a separate contractor. Staff specified what was being 
furnished by the City (I.T.E. equipment) and the contractor then 
was required to install it. There are differences between the sup- 
plier (I.T.E.) and the installation contractor on who is responsible. 
Rather than hold up the job this method of direction is being used to 
proceed. A decision will be made as to how much is due from the I.T.E. 
account, and how much is due from the contractor. Also, there may 
be omissions in the original engineering design. A separate note 
is being made of each one of the incidents, and these will be analyzed, 
and decisions on responsibility made. This work is being performed 
under the provisions of a force account - whereby the contractor does 
the work at cost, plus a stipulated amount for profit - in this case 
15 percent. Commissioner Flynn requested that a full statement be 
made to the Commission before final payment. Mr. Moore so assured 
the Commission. 



Resolution Wo. 76-0418, approving substitution of subcontractors under 
HH Contract Wo. 544 - Fillmore Substation - construct building and 
install equipment (Power Improvement Program) . 

Commissioner Byrne asked how the general contractor could list Louis 
Ventilating Co. if it doesn't exist. Mr. George L. Wewkirk, Contract 
Compliance Officer, replied that at the meeting at Hetch Hetchy the 
contractor explained that he had inadvertently listed the man's name 
that called in the bid. As it turned out, it was a good thing because 
they are in the process of trying to work out an agreement with a 
minority subcontractor from the Fillmore area at the same price. 
Commissioner Carey inquired if the total unit of prices was the same 
as when first submitted to the City. Mr. Wewkirk ans\*ered that it 
came out to basically the same total. 



In discussing Resolution Wo. 76-0420, authorizing extension of term of 
25 acre Water Department agricultural lease with Sunol Wurseries an 
additional three years commencing Wovember 1, 1976, at an increased 
rental of $200 per acre per year or $5,000 total per annum, Commis- 
sioner Carey congratulated the Water Department staff and Mr. Boyd 
on the terms of this lease. 



Resolution Mo. 76-0422, approving supplemental appropriation, com- 
pensation reserve, in the amount of $116,781, to reflect deletion 
of ten positions effective July 1, 1976, was adopted by the Commission. 
Commissioner Larsen asked how many positions have been eliminated this 
year from the Water Department. Mr. Boyd replied that including these 



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positions, but considering that as of June 30, 1976, other positions 
were eliminated, the breakdown is as follows: 12 Department recom- 
mended, during the budget hearing; 13 additional after conference 
with the Mayor; and 50 additional at the order of the Finance Commit- 
tee. This is a total of 75 positions, or 11.9 percent of the pre- 
vious total. Commissioner Larsen then inquired if this would affect 
the maintenance of the vJater Department. Mr. Boyd reported that if 
normal replacements and temporary employees will be made available 
promptly, they will be okay, but if "the shoe pinches too much" the 
Water Department will report back to the Commission. 



Resolution No, 76-042 7, approving payment of claims, amount 
$24,764.85, from Municipal Railway revolving fund, month of September 
1976. 

Commissioner Carey stated that he had been reviewing this report along 
with others, and inquired if he were correct in assuming that while 
the Municipal Railway appears to have fewer claims filed, awards are 
higher. Mr. Green replied in the affirmative, and said this has been 
the trend in the last few years. The number of claims are down, the 
severity of accidents has lessened, but the awards are greater. In 
the past year some very high claims have had to be paid - one in the 
amount of $300,000 for an accident which actually happened in 19 72. 
As cases find tneir way through the courts they are now being deter- 
mined, and the total dollars awarded have been rising. 

Commissioner Carey brought out that the recommendation as to the 
number of passengers on cable cars would be provided at the direction 
of Municipal Railway staff. Mr. Green stated that Supervisor 
Feinstein will be proposing an ordinance to limit the number of 
people on cable cars. He pointed out that while cable cars do make 
up a share of accidents, the matter of rising claims is for accidents 
throughout the system. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Flynn as to whether the City 
Attorney's Office is going to draft an ordinance, Mr. Green replied 
that Supervisor Feinstein has an ordinance prepared and will be pre- 
senting it this week, according to his understanding. There has 
been a change in State law with respect to contributory negligence 
and comparative negligence. As a result of this, management has pro- 
posed that passengers be prohibited from riding on the steps or run- 
ning boards. 



Commissioner Byrne inquired about Fast Passes, as to whether or not 
any money is being lost through bad checks as in the beginning phase 
of the program. Mr. John '7. Madden, Chief Accountant, Muni Railway, 
replied that passes are sold for money and personal checks. Staff 
looked into accepting Master Charge and Bankamericard. This had to 
be rejected, as neither credit service would waive the service charge. 
Municipal Railway is losing only $60 to $80 per month in bad Fast 
Pass checks. Sales are up to about 42,000 for regular passes, and 
7,500 for Senior Pass. There are 137 vendors, and a list of bad 
checks is circulated. Business that cooperate in selling passes 
receive 10C per pass. They have been cooperative in screening when 
told a check has been returned. A few people will write a check before 
their check is in the bank, and a record is kept of this. If it 
happens a couple of times, their name is put on the list. Tremendous 
support has come from neighborhood businesses. 



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At this point Commissioner Flynn questioned Mr. Rino Bei, Project 
Manager, Transit Improvement Program, concerning Amendment Mo. 3 
from International Engineering Company, as to how close the general 
contract is to completion. Mr. Bei replied that at the end of 
September it was 5 3 percent of construction and approximately 5 3 
percent of time, and on schedule. 

Commissioner Flynn brought out that there are 5,500 hours left for 
International Engineering Co. to complete the work , and he wondered 
whether or not the City will be looking for Amendment Wo. 4. To 
this Mr. Bei answered that 1825 hours were allocated, an" : the firm 
is actually using fewer hours than the schedule set up at the time 
of the last amendment. 

In tne same context of this discussion Commissioner Carey inquired 
into the matter of a difference between a bid of $169,000 locally and 
one of $173,0 00 from out of San Francisco, stating that in reviewing 
contract awards as developed under the Public Utilities Commission 
he has noticed that a substantial percentage are going to firms not 
located in the City and County of San Francisco. Ke asked if there 
are certain statutory requirements, and whether or not the law pro- 
vides that we award the contract to the lowest bidder. Mr. Baglin 
replied that the Board of Supervisors could, but has not passed enab- 
ling legislation in favor of allowing 10 percent differential for 
locally manufactured materials and firms. 

Commissioner Carey stated that in a heavy percentage of major contracts 
going to out of town firms the difference in bids is only 2 or 3 per- 
cent, and suggested the matter be explored. Commissioner Flynn noted 
that Section 9 8 of the old Charter states that employees must be from 
the county where the work is performed. As Mr. Newkirk cannot moni- 
tor this provision of the Charter, he doesn't believe that out of town 
contractors always comply. Commissioner Byrne pointed out that one man 
from each trade is allowed from out of town in the work at San Fran- 
cisco Airport. All of the other men must be hired in San Mateo 
County, with the allowance of one man per trade, although the City 
owns the Airport. 



Dr. Christensen announced that at the meeting in San Francisco last 
week of the American Public Transit Association, which was attended 
by 300 operators from Canada, the United States and Mexico and was 
the largest meeting ever held by this Association which moves over 
90 percent of mass transit passengers, Mr. Curtis E. Green was 
elected Vice President, Bus Operations. Dr. Christensen stated this 
is a great honor for the Public Utilities Commission as well as for 
Mr. Green. Commissioner Carey added that on behalf of the Commission 
he wished to congratulate Mr. Green on this honor which will benefit 
San Francisco as well as the rest of the United States. 

Commissioner Carey stated that the mother of Commissioner McDonnell, 
President of the Airport Commission, and a former Commissioner with 
the Public Utilities Commission had passed away and services were 
held today. The Commission respectfully adjourned and observed one 
minute of silence in memory of Mrs. McDonnell. 

*** 
THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Margaret L. Brady 
Acting Secretary 



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-STiI I £ U T E S 
.. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 2 82, City Hall 
2 :45 p.m. 



._- November 9, 1976 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Uelton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Ketch Hetchy Project 
r, 7ater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John M. Christensen, Jr. 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Margaret L. Brady 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2% 45 p.ia. 

Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Dennis V. Carey 

a. tfelton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne 

Absent: Commissioner Lydia Larsen 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held October 25, 
19 76 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

76-0429 7 Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges : 

Block 5712, Lot 22 
Richard Birch 
$133.54 

Vote: Ayes-Kenning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0430 iJ Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block 1248, Lot 2 3 
Dewey T 7ilson 
$303.49 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, 3yrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

76-04 31 '.1 Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block 1225, Lot 27 
Ernest C. Bjorklund 
$244.14 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0432 !J Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 860, Lots 37 & 38 
Randall J. Nathan 
$310.07 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 



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On mofcic-i: oi J?iyna, seconded by Byrne, the 
fo.llowic.g resolution was adopted; 

76-04 33 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges? 

Block 2 79, Lot 3 
T 7illiam Jee 
$733.71 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-04 34 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

31ock 330, Lot 4 
Bank of America 
$369.73 

Vote: Ayes-Kenning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-04 35 H Bid call for HH Contract Wo. 546 for construction 
of building and installation of equipment 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 4 36 H Collection of damage claims for September in amount 
c:-: $349.62 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded, by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0437 ti Professional services agreement with Garretson, 

Elmendcrf, Zinov and Keiben, Architects and 
Engineers for construction of building - maximum 
amount of $175,000 

Vote. Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopt od: 

76-0438 W Bid call for WD Contract Wo. 1726 for reservoir 
valve shaft renovation 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 



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On -notion of Flynn, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-04 39 W Completion of :jd Contract No. 169 8 and approval 
of credit modification in amount of $1,530.25 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0440 .7 Award of 12 acre agricultural lease to Howard S. 

Kinoshita anu Jilliam K. Haena for 4 years at $125 
per acre per year or $1,500 per year 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On notion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0441 W iJrite-off of August uncollectible accounts - 

amount $6,054.30 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0442 .¥ Settlement of Superior Court No. 650-102 litigated 
claim - amount $500 - to Vickie Jones, et al 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0443 12 Approving Amendment iJo. 3 to professional services 
agreement with DeLeuw, Cather and Company, increas- 
ing total payment from $109,846 to $115,412 and 
fixed fee from $3,652 to $9,166 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne 

Copies of tiie above resolutions are on file in the office of the Acting 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

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We w Business : 

Commissioner Dennis V. Carey announced a meeting of the San Francisco 
Bay Area Transportation Terminal Authority at 7:00 p.m., this date, 
in Room 22 8, City Hall, to discuss a proposed ous terminal at First 
and :iission Streets. 

Commissioner Carey noted that all Commissioners have received a report 
from Mr. Oral L. noore, General Manager of Hetch Hetchy r 7ater and 
Power, outlining Hetch Hetchy operations and storage conditions. 



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Storage is minimal, and a snortage of water may develop if there is 
no heavy rainfall. He suggested tnat the Acting General Manager of 
the .Jater Department release a statement pointing out the possible 
water shortage and urging everyone to look toward water conservation 
He asked Mr. Iloore if this particular information had been released 
to the press, to which .lr. Hoore replied that the report had been 
sent only to the Commissioners. 

Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. stated that Commissioner Carey's 
comments were well taken, and the public should be advised of a" pos- 
sible water shortage. 



In discussion of Item i>lo. 7, President John F. Henning, Jr. inquired 
if there :are any property otTnem recent. 

fe£r. Ralpn Leon then spoke, stating that he represented Mr. i ing Jig 
Wong, property owner, Block 515, Lot 33, amount due $286.09. Mr. Leon 
advised the Commission that this was a hardship case in that his 
client owns a parcel of property which was leased to a laundry. The 
Water Department allowed tne water bill to be in arrears about 6 
months, although there is an Ordinance which r>rovides that the owner 
be given notice after 30 days. His client did not know there was an 
outstanding water bill of $2 86.09. Mr. Leon said his client would 
greatly appreciate a reduction of the water bill, and suggested a 
figure of $200. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Henning, Mr. Leon stated the 
lessee was to pay the utilities. The lessee was movsd out by the 
Internal Revenue Service, and a lien was placed against the entire 
launury. The bill is for water used while the lessee was on the pre- 
mises. 

At this point Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, Acting General nanager of the 
Water Department, advised the Commission concerning collection acti- 
vities. He stated water bills are issued bi-monthly, and the second 
bill would be for 4 months' water, and the account would fte considered 
current until the second bill had been mailed. About 20 percent of 
the accounts are paid at tne end of 2 months, and many go over 4 
montns . Representatives make calls, urging payment of delinquent 
accounts. When a business closes down the lien procedure is followed 
and tne water is shut off. 

After further discussion, ilcHorris I . Dow, Deputy City Attorney, ad- 
vised that any compromise of the bill must go before the Commission. 
Commissioner Henning instructed personnel of the Jater Department to 
discuss bill with lr. Leon, and make a recommendation to the Commis- 
sion. On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Flynn , 
Commission unanimously voted to continue the matter until the next 
meeting. 

At this point Chair acknowledged the presence of Mr. Kevin Bray, owner 
of 3lock 3549, Lot 52, amount due $148.26; and of ::rs. Archibald, 
owner of Block 7088, Lot 51, amount due $110.42. Mrs. Archibald 
stated her tenant had left without paying the water bill, and in 
September sne received a letter that it was delinquent and a lien was 
to be placed against the property. She asked way she wasn't notified 
earlier. Mr. 3oyd explained that water utilities generally take re- 
quests for service over the telephone. If there were a requirement to 
notify the owner on any delinquency, it would mean that on initial 
request the owner's name and address would have to be obtained, and 
this would have to be checked with the Assessor's Office. Additional 
bookkeeping would have to be maintained to send a water bill to owner. 



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Commissioner Henning suggested that these two matters be continued 
and a recommendation from the Water Department be submitted. On 
motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded' by Commissioner Flynn, the 
Commission unanimously voted to continue these two items tc the next 
meeting. 



Resolution do. 76-0437, approval to execute a contract for profes- 
sional consulting architectural services with Garretson, Elmendorf, 
Zinov and Reiben , for construction of a new Suburban Headquarters 
Building in Millbrae, in maximum amount of $175,000 (1972 Water Bond 
Fund) . 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Kenning, Mr. Boyd stated 
that 7 consultants were interviewed, and 4 were rejected. Commissioner 
H. Welton Flynn noted that some firms were not responsive, and some 
did not quote figures. Commissioner Flynn added that the question of 
affirmative action he raised at the time of staff recommendation has 
been resolved. Mrs . Margaret L. Brady, Acting Secretary, added that 
all proposals are available in the office of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

Mr. Boyd stated that the firm of Garretson, -:imendorf , Zinov and 
Reiben made the only firm lump sum bid. 



Resolution 76-0439, accepting as satisfactorily completed work under 
WD Contract No. 169C, laying of 8-inch ductile iron main in Sutter 
Street between Larkin and Jones Streets, allowing 47 working days 
unavoidable delay; approving credit modification of $1,580.25? and 
autnorizing final payment of $4,477.05 to Underground Construction 
Company, contractor. 

Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne asked why the contractor had to wait 5 
days for the chlorination crew to show up. Mr. Boyd replied that in 
chlorinating mains standard practice is to insert chlorine, and leave 
it in contact with the main for at least 24 hours. This procedure is 
accomplished in segments - "1 day here and 1 day there." Mains cannot 
be put into service without chlorination. 

Commissioner Byrne then inquired regarding the 11 days needed for con- 
nections by the San Francisco Water Department. To this question Mr. 
Boyd replied that standard specifications for the Water Department 
allow 2 days for a connection. When several connections are needed, 
as in this contract, 14 days could be required. It is also necessary 
that residents be notified 24 hours in advance. 

Commissioner Byrne stated these matters should be considered in the 
initial bid. lie pointed out that contracts were let at San Francisco 
General Hospital and at San Francisco International Airoort where the 
City is being sued for damages due to delays. There have been 2 or 3 
successful suits. Every time a contractor is -jiven 16 days for delays 
he could come back and sue the City for extended overhead for those 
days . 

Mr. Boyd answered tnat this type of delay is spelled out in the soeci- 
fications that the contractor receives, and he knows about it ahead of 
time. He may expect up to a 2 day delay, although the Water Depart- 
ment tries to order the work so that he is not delayed. Commissioner 
Flynn explained that on several occasions City has made final nayment 
in spite of contract delays. He asked, "If the contractor comes in 



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and says he was celayecl by the City, are we excused?" Mdforris II. 
Dow, Deputy City Attorn2y, answered that when final payment is pre- 
sented to the contractor, he releases the City from liability. 



Resolution 76-0440, awarding 12-acre T 7ater Department agricultural 
lease to Howard S. Kinoshita and William K. Haena, term 4 years com- 
mencing November 1, 1976, rental $125 per acre per year or $1,500 per 
annum (re-calendared) . 

In discussion of this item, Mr. Boyd seated the matter was not put out 
to rebid. However, "Jater Department personnel investigated and made 
inquiries to see if anyone eise was interested. No one would bid a 
higher amount, and although the parcel covers 20 acres, only 12 acres 
are usable. 

Upon motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, the 
resolution was unanimously approved. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED - 3:15 p.m. 



Margaret L. Brady 
Acting Secretary 



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$£- Ei i. 2. ii i £ 2. 

PUBLIC UTILITIES coyr.nssioN 

CITY AiTD COUNTY OF SAW FRANCISCO 
Geocge R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:45 p.m. 

November 23, 1976 



CO^.ISSIOITEHG 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. rJelton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 












DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John M. Christensen, Jr. 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Margaret L. Brady 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:45 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Dennis V. Carey , 

H. Melton Flynn r Joseph P. Byrne, Lydia Larsen 

The minutes of tne regular meeting of the Commission held November 9, 
1976 vera approved. 

RESOLUTION 

HO. On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn , the 

following resolution was adopted: 

76-04 46 H Appointment of Kendall Davis as arbitrator for 
City-Hetch Hetchy Power contracts, Turlock and 
tioaesto disputes 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

76-0447 ■' Approving 40% reduction of unpaid water service 
charges for Kevin Bray, in joy Packing Co., M ing 
Jig long 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0448 H Transfer of $46,000 for emergency repairs 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0449 H Completion of HH Contract No. 503, approval of 

credit modification of $20,105.50, authorization 
of final payment of $28,645.85 to Peter Kiewit 
Sons' Co. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded uy Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0450 H Approving debit modification no. 4 under HH Contract 
No. 521 - amount $15,785 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0451 H Approving modification no. 1 in debit amount of 
$3,066 for HH Contract do. 531 



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Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On notion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

76-0452 H Bid call for HH Contract No. 557 for painting of 
trolley poles 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne , Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0453 H Bid call for HH Contract rio. 523 for underground 
power facilities 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, secondea by Pyrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0454 il Approving collection of Bureau of Light, Heat and 
Power damage claims for October - $560.86 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0455 W Approving suoplemental appropriation to settle 
claim of Taylor, Brooks and Paroll vs. j'illbrae 
Meadows Swimming Club, Inc. , City and County of 
San Francisco - $272,000 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, 3yrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0456 W Bid call for WD Contract No. 1711 for lining pipes 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Cn motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0457 W Awarding WD Contract Ho. 1716 to Dalton Con- 
struction, Foster City - $10,730 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0458 W Approving supplemental appronriation of $1,360 
for one Class 3406 position 



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Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0459 M Requesting Controller encumber $80,000 from 

Contract No. 1IP.-622R until dispute between Abbett 
and BARTD settled 

Vote: Ayes-Henning , Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0460 M Approving modification no. 2 in debit amount of 
$9", 887 for Contract No. I1R-618 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

76-0461 M Requesting funding for Transit Security personnel 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0462 II Approving settlement from McKesson Uine and Spirits 
Co. - $2,185.62 

Vote: 7\yes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0463 M Requesting flay or appoint Task Force to study and 

suggest solutions to juvenile violence on Municipal 
Railway vehicles 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, 3yrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-044 4 M Settlement of claims against Municipal railway - 
$112,771.51 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7C-0445 li Ratification of telephone vote on November 19, 1976 
requesting Purchaser award trolley coaches to high 
bidders 



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Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Acting Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

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Communi cations ; 

dr. McMorris li. Dow, Deputy City Attorney, discussed the report from 
the City Attorney on selection of an arbitrator for the Iletch Hetchy 
System in connection with the disagreement with Moc'esto and Turlock 
Irrigation Districts as to whether City must supply Iletch Hetchy Class 
3 power or whether there is an option to substitute supplemental power 
to them. 

This is a dispute under a contract, and the contract itself provides 
for arbitration between the City and the two Districts. It appears 
that San Francisco should initiate the arbitration proceedings by 
designating an arbitrator and calling upon the two Districts to do 
tne same. Mr. Kendall Davis, retired General ranager of the Sacramentc 
Municipal Utilities District, has been approached to serve as City's 
arbitrator, and he is willing to serve. 

On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution do. 76-0446, approving appointment of Mr. Kendall Davis 
as arbitrator for City - Iletch Hetchy System Power contracts, Turlock 
and Modesto disputes, was unanimously adopted. 



New Business ; 

Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, Acting General Manager, San Francisco 'later 
Department, requested that the Commission approve a 40 percent reduc- 
tion for unpaid water service charges for Kevin Bray, Enjoy Packing 
Company and Ming Jig Ifcng. This matter was discussed with the 
Utilities General Counsel twice, as there is a possibility of liti- 
gation. 

In view of the fact that the total amount is small, and it would cost 
more to enter litigation than to make adjustments, a 40 percent reduc- 
tion was recommended for each of the three claims. Mr. McMorria 
M. Dow advised that the City Attorney concurs. Thereupon, on motion 
of Commissioner Larsen, seconded by Commissioner Carey, the Commission 
unanimously adopted Resolution No. 76-0447, approving a 40 nercent 
reduction for unpaid water service charges for Kevin. Bray, Enjoy 
Packing Co. , and Ming Jig Jong. 



Mrs. Margaret L. Brady, Acting Secretary, inquired as to whether or 
not there would be a Public Utilities Commission meeting on December 
28, 1976. As the first meeting in December occurs almost at the 
middle of the month, President Henning stated that assuming there is 
no pressing business before the Commission, motion for the cancella- 
tion of the December 2 meeting could be entertained at the December 
14 w/=>eting. 



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At the request of Commissioner Henning, Mr. Oral L. Moore, General 
Manager, Hetch Hetchy Project, reported on activation of the new 
Civic Center Substation. He reported that Mayor George R. "oscone and 
Commissioner Henning participated in an informal ceremony activating 
the substation Tuesday morning, November 23, 19 76. This is the first 
of 14 new substation projects under the Power Improvement Program. It 
is presently carrying the electrical load for streetcars on Market 
Street and some trolley coach lines. It will also power the new 
lignt rail vehicles unaer Market Street. 

At the same time City is taking advantage of Federal funding developed 
by Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr. to rehabilitate the entire power 
system for the Municipal Railway. The first big step in this program 
was taken todav. 



Resolution Wo. 76-0453 — Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 523 
for underground power facilities, Judah Street, 20th to 48th Avenues. 
Estimated cost of work is $383,300. Mr. Margaret L. Brady, Acting 
Secretary, read a letter from Mr. Oral L. Moore, requesting a revised 
estimated cost of $396,000 (breakdown - PIP: 366,900; TIP; $25,050; 
DPM: $4,050). On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by 
Commissioner Larsen, Resolution No. 76-0453 was adooted. 



Resolution No. 76-0461 — Requesting funding for Transit Security 
Personnel. In discussing chis resolution, President Henning deferred 
to Commissioner Dennis V. Carey, who reported that when the CETA 
program was developed in 1974, it was to be utilized on an emergency 
basis only, pending a permanent program by the Police Department. Due 
to financial problems, there were a limited number of police officers 
for increased protection of the community. 

Following a high school football game related outbreak of violence 
two weeks ago, a series of meetings was held, and as a result the 
football games were moved from Thursday and Friday to the Saturday 
just past. Approximately 4,000 people attended the games, including 
about 300 adults. The Municipal Railway supplied buses direct from 
the schools to the stadium. Afterwards, students were transported 
back to the schools from the stadium, and Muni inspectors controlled 
loading of buses. 

It was estimated about 1500 students utilized public transportation, 
and there were no reported incidents of violence or vandalism. 
Commissioner Carey described the students who participated as "good 
citizens of the community." 

In looking ahead to the game on Thursday, meetings will be held 
November 2 4 between involved agencies. 

Commissioner Carey stated that it is not in the best interests of the 
community to carry on with limited manpower. It is the opinion of 
the Police Department and Muni that professional police officers should 
be used as transit security personnel. CETA personnel cannot make 
arrests and in terms of public safety it is desirable that professional 
law enforcement personnel ride the Muni transportation system, coor- 
dinating a safety program with Muni personnel. 

At the request of President Henning, Mr. George Duarte , Assistant 
General iianager, Municipal Railway, reported that the Municipal 
Railway is following Commissioner Carey's statement anf believes that 



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police officers riding Iluni vehicles would be a much greater deterrent 
to crime and vandalism than CETA employees. 

Commissioner Henning advised that a more comprehensive approach is 
needed, with Department of Public Works for controls, Police Department 
responsibility for security, and the School Department for scheduling 
games . 

As there have been at least two incidents at Hayes and Divisadero 
Streets, consideration should be given to changing the bus stop to the 
other side of the street where there are no liquor stores . 

The School Department was requested to provide personnel after 3; 00 
p.m. but they refused to do so. They have been requested to schedule 
games on Saturdays, but they have advised that the coaches will not 
agree to this proposal. Commissioner Henning advocated creation of 
a task force under the Mayor's Office, which could meet on a continual 
basis to evaluate problems and plan for their solution. 

Commissioner Carey stated that he discussed post-game problems with 
Assistant Superintendent of Schools, and asked if trouble makers 
could be identified by the School Department. The School Department 
could not guarantee that this could be clone. 

Commissioner Larsen pointed out that School Department personnel 
cannot act outside of their individual districts. 

Mr. Jack Oppenheimer of CAPtrans stated that the 250,000 people who 
daily ride Muni should be protected on Muni vehicles as well as in 
their homes and on the streets. He stated that CAPtrans 's position 
on punishment of juvenile offenders would be no fines which could be 
paid by parents — but that offenders should be put to work on repairing 
the damage for which they have been responsible. 

Mr. Duarte explained that although radios are in service on most diesel 
coaches, they are not on all trolley coaches. However, they are in 
service on the No. 22 and No. 5 lines. As vehicles are replaced, old 
radios will be put into new trolleys. Operators are instructed to 
note radio malfunctions on defect cards. About three months ago 
Muni Railway personnel went through the fleet and repaired radios 
that did not function* This took three days. About $1,000 a month 
is lost on radios due to vandalism. Today Muni does not know of any 
non- functioning coach radios. Beginning Thursday, November 25, all 
radios will again be checked. 

Commissioner Henning said it is his understanding that if a radio did 
not work, the driver was forced to go to the grocery store to tele- 
phone. Mr. Duarte replied that there are "dead spots" in the City 
because of the low band on which radios operate. The new system will 
correct this situation. 

The Chair then recognized Mr. Bill Maher, a member-elect of the Board 
of Education, who assured the Commission that if the Mayor's Office 
does decide to set up a task force he will do everything he can to 
see that the new Board of Education is fully cooperative. 

Mr. Lawrence B. Martin, President of the Transport Porkers Union, Local 
250-A, stated a committee was set up under the Youth for Service 
Program, but many of this group were sent elsewhere. This group was 
to take care of policing bus stops, but money is needed to activate it. 



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Commissioner Flynn then stated he agreed with what is planned about 
the situation at hand, but "moving a bus zone" solves nothing. He 
said the big issue is a social one and should be addressed and not 
overlooked. It would be better to spend money to get some of the 
juveniles off the street and into jobs. ;7e should begin dealing with 
causes, he said. Although the crime problems must be met now, long 
term solutions cannot be cured by a purely police approach . 

President Henning stated that the School Deparment could have some in- 
put. 

Resolution No. 7C-0463, requesting Mayor appoint task force with 
representatives from Muni, Police, Department of Education, Juvenile 
Court and District Attorney's Office to study and suggest solutions to 
juvenile violence, was passed unanimously. 



Resolution No. 76-0445 — Ratification of telephone vote on November 19, 
1976, requesting Purchaser make awards to high bidders for sale of 
294 trolley coaches. 

Mr. Oppenheimer advised the Commission that in general his organiza- 
tion thinks it is a bad policy to have telephone votes, and he ques- 
tioned legality of them. 

Commissioner Flynn suggested that the matter has been polled. Trolleys 
are parked all over the streets and now they have been sold. 

Mr. Oppenheimer then stated CAPtrans merely wants to make public record 
against the action about to be taken by the Commission. 

To this, President Henning replied that the action is a mere formality. 
Once the coaches were declared surplus, the Commission lost jurisdic- 
tion and lost power to reverse the course. 

Presdient Henning said that the cost of refurbishing these coaches was 
estimated at $70,000. A new bus costs $85,000 with Federal funding. 
UMTA has made commitments to fund electrification. This has been 
reviewed from every possible angle, and there has been considerable 
public participation. Sale of the trolley coaches is in the best 
interest of the City. 



President Henning tlien asked for a report on the activities of the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission Steering Committee on Bay Area 
Transit Financing, of which Commissioner Flynn is a member. 

Commissioner Flynn reported that the report which was released by 
the press on November 22 was a completion of the recommendation by the 
MTC Advisory Board to the Steering Committee. There have been several 
meetings - about three meetings a week. He was greatly assisted by 
Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Acting General Manager of Public 
Utilities, and Mr. John W. Madden, Chief Accountant, Municipal Railway, 
Mr, Madden is Commissioner Flynn' s alternate on the Steering Committee. 
The recommendation now will be before a final panel discussion on 
December 3, 1976. 

£*. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, and Dr. 
Christensen will be sitting as members for San Francisco on a panel 
discussion to be held by the State Assembly Transportation Committee 
on December 2 in an endeavor to put the recommendation into the proper 
perspective for that body. 



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The sales tax will expire for BART's benefit in June 1976. The 
recommendation that the City accede to BART on the assumption that 
iiuni would receive no portion of the sales tax was opposed. Muni 
was offered bridge tolls, but there is no chance of raising tolls to 
$1 in order to give Muni and AC Transit money at the present time. 
That, too, was opposed. There are other suggestions to balance out 
transit funding in the Bay Area, such as an in lieu tax, and re-allo- 
cation of existing funds and asking other counties to let us use 
some portion of their tax funds, On December 3, 1976, the panel 
discussion will contain the final input. Commissioner Flynn believes 
that it has been made clear that in the event bridge tolls are raised, 
more people will ride AC Transit and BART, and Muni will have to serve 
more passengers. This would also be opposed unless added funding is 
provided. 

Commissioner Flynn said San Franciscans pay more per capita costs and 
the iiuni receives less funding. San Francisco, he said will not 
stand by and allow BART to take all sales tax monies. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED - 3:42 p.m. 



Margaret L. Brady 
Acting Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COi MISSION 
CITY A^D COUNTY OF SALT FRANCISCO 
Gaorge R. lloscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:50 p.m. 

December 14, 1976 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. ".felt on Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTfrJSNTS 
Municipal Railway 
Betch Ketchy Project 
Water Department 



BU REAUS 
Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Safety 
Transoortation 



John '. Christensen, Jr. 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Margaret L. Brady 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Orders 
Present: 



2;50 p.m. 

Commissioners John F. Kenning, Jr. , Dennis V. Care\ 
H. T/elton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Lydia Larsen 



The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held November 23, 
197G were approved. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Awarding HH Contract Wo. 561 to W. R. Thomason, 
Inc., of Martinez, CA - $614,000 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0466 H 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

.".warding HH Contract Wo. 524 to Amelco Electric 
of San Francisco -.$239,000 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0467 H 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Larsen 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Credit modification Wo. 2 and final payment of 
HH Contract ilo. 525 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0468 H 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Debit modification Wo. 2 of HH Contract Wo. 531 ■ 
$16,033 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0469 H 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Did call for HH Contract Wo. 555 for construction 
of steel cover on Red Mountain Bar surge shaft 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



76-0470 H 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Approving proposal for construction of street 
lighting system in Hunters Point area 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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Oa notion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted,' 

76-0471 H Authorizing execution of Agreement between 

City and County of San Francisco and PG&E 
for furnishing street lighting services 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

76-0 472 H Approving Department of Public > T orks proposal 

for construction of street lighting 

Vote Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0473 W Supplemental appropriation for construction of 

Balboa Pveservoir and Pumping Plant - $5,800,000 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0474 W Bid call for WD Contract No. 1640 for renovation 

of Crystal Springs Pump Station 

Vote i Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted 

76-0475 W Bid call for r vfD Contract 159; for main installation 

in Sanchez Street 

Vote? Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0476 W Awarding r '7D Contract No. 1726 to Power-Anderson, 

Inc. of Ilountain View, CA for renovation of San 
Antonio Reservoir Valve Shaft - $14,500 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted 

76-0477 W Awarding 480 acre grazing lease to Lawrence P. 

Soares, Jr. at $2.50 per acre per year, or $1,200 
per annum 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0479 W Write-off of uncollectible accounts receivable 

for month of September - $4,582.05 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of 3yrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0 480 W Collecticn of claims for November - $3,108.13 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0481 M Supplemental appropriation to pay compensation to 

miscellaneous permanent employees - $500,132 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0482 M Supplemental appropriation to pay compensation to 

miscellaneous permanent employees - $202,070 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0483 II Supplemental appropriation to provide reimbursement 

for expenses incurred operating Line 76 - $21,4 50 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0484 M Bid call for MR Contract No. 537 for track 

reconstruction and sewer enlargement 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0485 M Bid call for MR Contract No. 634 for repairs in 

Twin Peaks Tunnel 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

76-0486 II Debit modification No. 3 under MR Contract No. 618- 

$4,000 

Vote j Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Jyrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-04 87 M Debit modification No. 1 under MR Contract No. 615- 

$1,515.52 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

76-0488 M Authorizing execution of letter agreement with 

PG&E 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0489 M Approving payment of claims for October - 

$43,765.94" 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0490 H Compromise and collection of claims - $3,814.64 - 

and write-off of uncollectibe accounts receivable 
for September - $213.36 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

76-0 491 M Accepting staff analysis of alternative funding 

means and recommending alternative revenue sources 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0 464-MR Settlement of claims against the Railway - 

$55,062.60 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

76-0492 GO Declaring $2.5 million Hetch Hetchy Water and 

Power surplus and approving supplemental appropri- 
ation from these funds for purchasing spare parts 
for Municipal Railway - $497,969 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0493 GO Transfer of funds under $10,000 and allotment 
requests submitted by departments under PUC - 
totaling $1,355,012 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

76-0494 GO Setting Monday, January 10, 1977 at 5; 00 p.m. for 
public hearing to discuss revision of water rates 
and Tuesday, January 11, 1977 at 2 ; 30 p.m. for 
public hearing on budget proposals for 19 77-78 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Acting Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



Communications 



Letter from Mr. Joseph J. 3otka, Chief Probation Officer, Juvenile 
Court, dated December 6, 1976, which reads as follows: 

Re: Resolution Jo. 76-0463 

Gentlemen: 

I wish to acknowledge receipt of your resolution of llovember 
23, 1976, expressing your concern regarding juvenile 
violence and requesting that the Kayor establish a Task 
Force regarding same. 

Please be assured I share your concern and an in suooort 
of your resolution. If the iayor establishes such a Task 
Force, I will pledge my support and that of my department 
to give total cooperation toward the seeking of solutions 
to problems of juvenile violence on the iuni Railway. 

Latter from Charles R. Gain, Chief of Polio 3 , dated December 13, 
1976, which reads as follows: 

Gentlemen : 

I am in complete accord with the Public Utilities 
Commission Resolution Ho. 76-0463 regarding problems 
of juvenile violence on the Municipal Railway. 



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Je will oe pleased to have a representative from our 
Department participate in the proposed task force. 



******* 



Hew business ; 

Commission President John F. llenning, Jr. invited comments from 
Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager of Municipal Railway, regarding 
the status of the OSHA investigation into the accident at California 
and Mason Streets December 9, 1976. 

Mr. Green reported that appropriate officials at State and local 
levels are conducting an investigation, and that Huni is conducting 
an internal investigation. Recommendations will be made to assure 
that accidents of this type do not occur again. All investigative 
reports will be submitted to the Commission. 

Commissioner Kenning inquired as to the time frame for these investi- 
gations and reports. 

r. Green r _; lied that as of 2:00 on December 9 investigations began, 
the results of which will be made soon. 



Resolution Ho. 76-0466 — awarding HH Contract No. 524, in amount of 
$239,000 to Amelco Electric of San Francisco for conversion for 
pantograph operation, K-Line streetcar overhead system (Power 
Improvement Program/Transit Improvement Program) . 

Commissioner Lydia Larsen requested information on this matter, and 
Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy System, explained 
that this is the first of the contracts for conversion to pantograph 
operation for the new LRVs under PIP/TIP. It will be developed and 
tested on our system a year from this coming fall. 

Commissioner H. Nelton Flynn inquired if Hetch Hetchy could actually 
have accomplished the work, as they are paying for this conversion. 

Mr. Moore replied that Hetch Hetchy has the capability, but is too 

busy maintaining the present system. 



Resolution No. 76-0473 — approving supplemental appropriation in 
amount of $5,800,00 from the 1972 Municipal Water System Bond Fund 
for construction of Balboa Reservoir and Pumping Plant. 

Commissioner llenning stated there were discussions approximately 11 
months ago with staff at City College, who requested input, as they 
use the reservoir for parking. 

Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, Acting General Manager of the Water Department, 
stated that in the past two weeks a continuing agreement has been 
firmed up for $1,200,000 from the College to construct a heavier roof 
to support parking for 12 00 automobiles. 

Commissioner Henning inquired if a rental fee had been discussed, and 
Mr. Boyd replied that the Tater Department is receiving no revenue 
from City College for the present use of the reservoir. 

After further discussion between Commissioners and staff, Mr. Victor 
Graff, Associate Director of Facilities and Planning, City College, 



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was recognized by the Chair. He stated the agreement between the 
tfater Department and City College dates back to 1S56, at which time 
City College was given a permit for use of the north Reservoir. He 
said there is a $7.50 charge for a student body card, which includes 
on-campus parking. There is no extra charge for a parking permit. 
A student body card entitles one to other privileges, such as free 
admission to dances, football and baseball' games. 

Commissioner Kenning stated he does not want the Hater Department 
making a gift that permits other City departments to make a profit. 

Commissioner Flynn brought up the matter of insurance and insurance 
premiums . 

Mr. Boyd requested a letter from City College, utlining and explain- 
ing the natters discussed above, and stated a report will be furhi'- V id 
to the Commission. 



Item No 20 — authorizing execution of a second supplemental agreement 
in modification of lease with Santa Clara Sand and Gravel Co., lessee, 
providing for change in due date for monthly royalty payment; granting 
an extension for completion dates of recreational facility; and 
increasing the amount of Performance Bond from $50,000 to $200,000 
and increasing liability and property damage insurance requirement 
to $1,000,000 combined single limit. 

Commissioner Henning stated that he has reviewed supporting information 
dating back about 15 years. During this entire time it has been 
represented as a recreational facility, and lessee has been taking 
gravel out and making a profit on the sole basis that a lake will 
be developed. 

It was pointed out by Commissioner Carey that the rent on the long- 
term lease has not been increased. Mr. Boyd explained that rental 
terms will be reviewed as of July 1, 1978. This is a long term lease. 

Mission Valley Rock Co., with a "hole 100 feet deep," is adjacent to 
Santa Clara Sand and Gravel Co. on privately held property. It was 
felt that the lake would beautify the area, and that a profit would 
be realized. The first phase of the schedule was to be met by July 
1974, but this was delayed. According to lir. 3oyd, the lessee was 
not responsible for some of the delay. Permission was needed from 
PG&E to work around their towers. Also, there was a land slide at 
Mission Valley Rock Co. which caused a stoppage of work. 

Commissioner Henning noted that this partnership goes back to 1960, 
and inquired if any attempt had been made to put the lease out to 
public Sid. 

Mr. Boyd replied that completion of the recreational facility is due 
in 1983, and after that the lease will be for recreational use only, 
until 1993. Mr. Boyd also advised that the Hater Department is try- 
ing to increase the amount of the bond, and if another phase deadline 
is not met, there will be a request to increase the amount of the 
bond again. 

Commissioner Carey noted that a sack of cement which cost 89C ten 
years ago now costs $3.84. This lease comprises 166 acres, and the 
rent has never been increased. 



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Commissioner Henning added that taxes have multiplied tenfold, which 
cuts into the profit margin. 

Mr. Boyd advised that lessee pays taxes and assessments. 

Coiamissioner Flynn inquired as to the reason behind changing due 
dates of royalty payments. 

Mr. Boyd explained that vlatex Department has two other leases that 
require a good deal of bookkeeping. Both of those are set for the 
20th of the month, while due date for Santa Clara Sand and Gravel 
Co. is presently the 10th of the month. 

Commissioner Carey asked if the City Attorney's Office could study 
the matter of upgrading the rental. 

On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Larsen, the 
Commission voted unanimously to defer this item to the next Commission 
meeting, to be held January 11, 1977. 



Resolution Wo. 76-0433 — approving Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in amount of $21,450 from any legally available funds 
to provide funds to reimburse liunicipal Railway for expenses incurred 
through operation of Line 76 - Fort Cronkhite between July 17 and 
October 11, 1976. 

Commissioner Carey inquired about the promotion of this line. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Ilanager, Municipal Railway, advised that 
Mr. James H. Leonard, Director, Bureau of Public Service, did some 
work in promoting this line, but the service was inaugurated abruptly 
with no opportunity for preparation. Printed material was prepared 
at the shared expense of Muni and Golden Gate national Recreation 
Area, but it was not available soon enough. If the smae service 
is furnished next year, there should be enough advance notice to 
allow some time to prepare promotional material. 



Resolution Wo. 76-0486 — approving debit modification no. 3, in the 
amount of $4,000 to provide for protection of portable crossovers 
from vehicular traffic, under MR Contract No. 618 - J Church Line 
Track Reconstruction (Transit Improvement Program) . 

In answer to an question from Commissioner Carey, Mr. Rino 3ei, 
Project Manager, Transportation Improvement Program, advised that 
the provision for protection of portable crossovers from vehicular 
traffic was inadvertently omitted from the contract by staff and that 
this is additional work. 



Resolution Wo. 76-0487 — approving debit modification no. 1, in 
amount $1,515.52, for furnishing and installing additional benches 
in passenger waiting shelters, under MR Contract Wo. 615, Passenger 
Waiting Shelters (Transit Improvement Program) . 

commissioner Carey stated that some of these waiting shelters are in 
unbelievably bad condition. He questioned whether any maintenance 
was provided. 



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Mr. Green replied that in each of the budgets submitted annually the 
question of maintenance was brought up. When the program is completed 
there will be more than 200 passenger waiting shelters. Last year 
Muni had $50,000 for maintenance work to be accomplished by an outside 
contractor of a minority type. However, the money was deleted from 
the budget. The shelters are now maintained by Muni personnel. 

Commissioner Carey pointed out that CETA funds may be made available. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Acting General Manager, Public Utilities 
Commission, added that the $1.6 million program which is currently be- 
fore the Board of Supervisors includes some funds for maintenance of 
the shelters. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Flynn , Mr. Green explained 
that Muni has a very detailed program to use the $1.6 million. 



Item ifo. 37 — setting Tuesday, January 11, 1377, at 2; 00 p.m. for 
public hearing to consider revision of the schedules of rates to be 
charged by the San Francisco Water Department, and setting Tuesday, 
January 11, 1977, at 2s 30 p.m. for public hearing of Budget Proposals 
for 1977-78 fiscal year of all departments under the jurisdiction of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

After discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Carey and seconded 
by Commissioner Flynn to amend the proposed resolution to read as 
follows: Setting Monday, January 10, 1977, at 5s00 p.m. for public 
hearing to consider revision of the schedules of rates to be charged 
by the San Francisco Uater Department, and setting Tuesday, January 
11, 1977, at 2; 30 p.m. for public hearing of budget proposals for 
1977-78 fiscal year of all departments under the jurisdiction of the 
Public Utilities Commission. 

Resolution No. 76-0494 was passed unanimously. 

***** 

One minute of silence was observed as the meeting was adjourned in 
memory of Leonie R. DeVost and Daniel T. Sullivan, maintenance 
machinists who lost their lives in the Cable Car Division accident 
of December 9, 1976. 



Margaret L. Brady 
Acting Secretary 



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